ERIC Number: ED461082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Children Cope with Death.
Schuurman, Donna L.; Hoff, Joan Schweizer; Spencer, Donald W.; White, Cynthia
This guidebook was developed for those helping children and teens who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend. The information presented was compiled from the stories and suggestions of those who have been through the grieving process. Following an introduction, the six basic principles about children and grief are presented. The various stages of grief are reviewed along with an explanation of how children of different ages grieve. Suggestions are provided on how to help a grieving child or adolescent. Signs are noted that may indicate professional help is needed. Pitfalls to avoid in the helping relationship are discussed, and common questions about children and grief are reviewed, including dealing with the spiritual aspects of death. A list of additional resources is included. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Coping, Counseling, Death, Depression (Psychology), Family Counseling, Grief, Helping Relationship, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children, PO Box 86852, Portland, OR 97286 ($9.95). Tel: 503-775-5683.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dougy Center for Grieving Children, Portland, OR.