ERIC Number: ED411496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Breaking the Silence: A Guide To Help Children with Complicated Grief--Suicide, Homicide, AIDS, Violence, and Abuse.
Many adults are uncomfortable addressing the complicated grief children experience. This guide features words and methods to help initiate discussion of these topics, as well as tools to help children understand and separate complicated grief into parts. The text is divided into four parts: complicated grief; breaking the silence; techniques; and resources. The nature of children's complicated grief is discussed in chapter 1, and includes a look at normal grief and its symptoms, complicated grief, categories that contribute to complicated grief, the meltdown process, and activities to help young children with complicated grief, such as the words adults should use. Chapter 2 opens part 2 on breaking the silence with a detailed look at suicide. Other chapters in part 2 deal with AIDS, homicide and other violent crimes, and abuse. Techniques are covered in part 3, which includes tips for handling complicate grief, techniques for saying goodbye when someone dies, and ways that educators can help. Part 4 comprises chapters 9 and 10, which feature national resources and materials and a bibliography that includes annotations on over 250 books dealing with topics ranging from nightmares to death. Includes an index. (RJM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Childhood Needs, Children, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Grief, Homicide, Intervention, Parent Materials, Sadness, Suicide, Violence
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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