by Nancy Boyd Webb
This resource presenting a range of intervention approaches from counseling to therapy, full-length clinical examples illustrate treatment strategies for working with children at various developmental stages and with different kinds of bereavement.
Provides the theoretical principles that guide interventions with bereaved children, as well as detailed descriptions of the helping process. Presenting a range of intervention approaches from counseling to therapy, full-length clinical examples illustrate treatment strategies for working with children at various developmental stages and with different kinds of bereavement. Solidly grounded in developmental psychology, the book features a unique, two-column format that provides the reader with the content of the sessions and the practitioner's accompanying thoughts and rationale for intervention.
"An excellent resource for anyone communicating with a child who has been impacted by the death of another. The book was written most specifically to assist mental health practitioners in their therapeutic endeavors with bereaved children. Because of this approach, this book would also be extremely useful for physicians, nurses, school and religious counselors, and indeed, any person wishing to alleviate the pain and suffering of a bereaved child. The primary strength of this book is the thoroughness of its content. The presentation is very well organized, enabling the reader to locate any information he or she might be seeking....There are excellent guidelines for the initiation and implementation of bereavement support groups for children. There are practical guidelines and examples of how to deal with groups of children in situations when there has been a loss in the school or community, including a discussion of the extra attention valuable to specific children within these groups. I would highly recommend Helping Bereaved Children....This book is current, scientifically sound, organized for quick reference, and easy to understand. The contents are rich in practical and useful information as well as the inclusion of extensive reference materials. It would be an invaluable addition to any health professional's resource library."
-The Hospice Journal
"A timely and worthwhile resource.... Readers with varying levels of clinical experience will find [this book] valuable....[It] fulfills the promise of good handbooks: supplying the reader with a ready sampling of nearly every conceivable situation one might encounter in clinical practice."
-Journal of Pediatric Psychology
"A good reference...The book includes lots of useful material: assessment forms, family and play therapy models and lists of training and certification programs and other references."
1. The Child and Death, Webb
2. Assessment of the Bereaved Child, Webb
II. Death In The Family
3. Deaths of Grandparents and Parents, Webb
4. Complicated GriefDual Lossess of Godfather's Death and Parents' Separation: Case of the Martini FamilySisters, Ages 8 and 10, Webb
5. The Grief of Siblings, Davies
6. Suicide in the Family, Elder and Knowles
7. Violent Deaths of Both Parents: Case of Marty, Age 2½, Bevin
III. Death In The School And Community
8. Traumatic Death of a Friend/Peer: Case of Susan, Age 9, Webb
9. Sudden Death in Schools, Stevenson
10. Treating Children after Violence in Schools and Communities, Nader
IV. Interventions With Bereaved Children
11. Counseling and Therapy for the Bereaved Child, Webb
12. Bereavement Groups for Children: Familes with HIV/AIDS, Dane
13. Art as a Component of Grief Work with Children, Goodman
14. Storytelling with Bereaved Children, O'Toole
15. Self-Care for Bereavement Counselors, Gamble
V. Helping Children Bereaved By Terrorism
16. September 11, 2001, Webb
Training Programs and Certifications;
References on Religious/Cultural/Ethnic Practices Related to Death
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