ERIC Number: ED173788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Children and Death: Coping Models in Literature.
Delisle, Robert G.; Woods, Abigail S.
Bibliotherapy is a powerful tool for helping children cope with direct and indirect death experiences. Through the process of bibliotherapy, readers may identify with others whose experiences are similar, feel emotional release as a result of this identification, and gain insights into their own experiences. For this process to be helpful, it is crucial that any book selected to facilitate the process be carefully evaluated to determine whether its content will contribute to children's immediate intellectual, emotional, and social needs, thereby helping children develop independence and strength when coping with death experiences. (Five books are analyzed in terms of the presented criteria.) (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Study prepared at Herbert H. Lehman College; For related documents, see CS 204 919-921