Bringing together fourteen experts from across the United States and Canada, Bereaved Children and Teens is a comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical consequences of a loved one's death. The result is an indispensable reference for parents, teachers, counselors, health-care professionals, and clergy.
Topics covered include what to say and what not to say when explaining death to very young children; how teenagers grieve differently from children and adults; how to translate Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish beliefs about death into language that children can understand; how ethnic and cultural differences can affect how children grieve; what teachers and parents can do to help bereaved young people at school; and activities, books, and films that help children and teens cope.
'"In this much-needed book, a group of carefully chosen authorities explore with sensitivity and wisdom the complex problems faced by those young people whom Rabbi Grollman so correctly calls 'the forgotten mourners' . . . The authors have given us a work that is direct, thorough and--most of all--useful." --Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S. author of How We Die, winner of the 1994 National Book Award
Earl Grollman is chairman of the National Center for Death Education and author of many books, including "Caring and Coping When Your Loved One Is Seriously Ill" and "Bereaved Children and Teens."