Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss

Jewett, Claudia L.


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A clear and practical guide for adults facing the responsibility of helping a child through the pain of separation and loss. Based on years of working with hundreds of bereaved children, this study by Claudia Jewett describes the various stages of mourning and the type of behaviour shown by children at each delicate stage of the grieving process. It describes the many simple techniques that any adult can use to help children through their grief and guide them to its timely resolution. The author uses case histories and sample dialogues between helper and child, which help to explain the long-term impact of separation and loss in a wide variety of situations. This book aims to be helpful to any adult, whether parent, social worker, therapist, counsellor, teacher or friend who is faced with the responsibility of helping a grieving child.

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