"Current, filled with sound theory, wise clinical acumen, sound research, terrific resources, and a multicultural perspective, this book will be a necessary resource for clinicians and educators...."
--Kenneth J. Doka, PhD
The College of New Rochelle
Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America
"Corr and Balk's book will help adults find many ways to lead bereaved children to a hopeful belief in their future, despite their considerable losses. This book is a real contribution to the growing literature in this field."
--Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S
Distinguished Professor of Social Work Emerita, Fordham University
Children struggling with death-related issues require care and competent assistance from the adults around them. This book serves as a guide for care providers, including counselors, social workers, nurses, educators, clergy, and parents who seek to understand and help children as they attempt to cope with loss.
This book comprehensively discusses death and grieving within the context of the physical, emotional, social, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive changes that children experience while coping with death. The chapters also explore new critical, imaginative conceptual models and interventions, including expressive arts therapy, resilience-based approaches, new psychotherapeutic approaches, and more.
Presents guidelines for assisting children coping with the loss of parents, siblings, friends, or pets
Discusses ethical issues in counseling bereaved and seriously ill children
Provides guidelines for helping children manage their emerging awareness and understanding of death
Emphasizes research-based, culturally sensitive, and global implications as well as current insights in thanatology
Charles A. Corr, PhD, CT, is Professor emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (1978-present; Board of Directors, 1980-1983), the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (1979-present; Chairperson, 1989-1993), the ChiPPS (Children's Project on Palliative/Hospice Services) Leadership Advisory Council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (1998-present), the Board of Directors of The Suncoast Institute, an affiliate of the Suncoast Hospice (2000-present), and the Executive Committee of the National Donor Family Council of the National Kidney Foundation (1992-2001 & 2006-present). Dr. Corr's publications include more than 30 books and booklets, together with over 100 chapters and articles in professional journals, on subjects such as death education, death-related issues involving children and adolescents, hospice principles and practice, and organ and tissue donation. His most recent books are the sixth edition of Death and Dying, Life and Living (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2009), co-authored with Clyde M. Nabe and Donna M. Corr, and Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping (New York: Springer Publishing, 2010), co-edited with David E. Balk.
David E. Balk, PhD, FT, is a Professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where he directs Graduate Studies in Thanatology. He is an Associate Editor of Death Studies, and serves as that journal's Book Review Editor. His work in thanatology has focused primarily on adolescent bereavement. He wrote Adolescent Development: Early through Late Adolescence published in 1995 by Brooks/Cole. With Carol Wogrin, Gordon Thornton, and David Meagher, he edited Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement, published jointly in 2007 by Routledge and the Association for Death Education and Counseling. With Charles Corr, he co-edited Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement, published in 1996 by Springer Publishing Company, and Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping, also published by Springer in 2010. Dr. Balk serves on the Mental Health Advisory board for National Students of AMF, a program begun by bereaved college students to assist one another.
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