ERIC Number: ED219145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss.
Jewett, Claudia L.
Children undergo the experience of separation and loss in many ways. Whether the loss is great or small, whether it arises from death or divorce, moving or hospitalization, or simply the politics of friendship, the experience of separation from a person one loves can be devastating. This book was written to guide the caring adult who wants to help a child through the stages of mourning and towards recovery. The author, from her work with children as a child and family therapist, has developed techniques and simple props that any adult (parent, teacher, relative, counselor, or minister) can use to help children understand and cope with their grief. Because the first problem is usually how to tell the child about the loss, the author begins with a general discussion of how to convey the news and a description of the phases through which the mourning child can be expected to pass. Then, through examples and dialogues from a wide variety of situations, she illustrates how children can be brought towards a resolution of their grief and a readiness to get on with life. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Aggression, Childhood Needs, Children, Counseling Techniques, Death, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems, Family Life, Grief, Guidelines, Helping Relationship, Intervention, Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Self Esteem, Stress Variables
The Harvard Common Press, The Common, P.O. Box 355, Harvard, MA 01451 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A