It is increasingly challenging for teachers to educate without a deeper understanding of the experience of their students. This is particularly the case in marginalised groups of young people who are subject to loss, grief, trauma and shame. Through a snapshot of the diverse student populous, this book explores the impact of these experiences on a student's learning and success. Topics covered include poverty, obesity, incarceration, immigration, death, sexual exploitation, LGBT issues, psychodrama, the expressive arts, resilience, and military students. The authors share the children's perspective, and through case studies they offer solutions and viable objectives.
'Once again, Linda Goldman has reached out across cultures to break down barriers and rally caregivers and educators to the aid of our most vulnerable citizens, children who are traumatically bereaved and in desperate need of trauma informed care. Those who serve and support these precious children now have an extraordinary resource to rely upon. It is an essential reference for teachers and caregivers and all those who yearn to profoundly impact - and quite possibly save - a child's life.'
- Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)
'Linda Goldman has written yet another cutting-edge resource. This wide ranging book brings clarity and insight into relevant contemporary issues. This significant and practical resource is a wonderful asset for teachers, caregivers and those with the interest of marginalised children at heart.'
- John Holland, Author of Responding to Loss and Bereavement in Schools
About the Author
Linda Goldman is a licensed counsellor and has a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement with an MS degree in counselling and Master's Equivalency in early childhood education. Linda worked as a teacher and counsellor in the school system for 20 years. She has written many articles on counselling and taught and lectured at various universities, most recently in the Graduate Program of Counselling at Johns Hopkins University. Linda has a private grief therapy practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she now lives.
Contributions by: Kyle Schwartz, Susan Craig, Ruby Payne, Mari Moreno, Kathy Kater, Amalia Molina, Sandra Truitt, Juan Martinez, Eliza Byard, Karl Hudnell, Lynda Davis, Eve Birge, Jonathan Doll, Ronnie Nowicki, Michael Lotz, Jennifer Baggerly, Rocio Galarza, David Cohen, Sara Truebridge, Jim Sporleder, Terry Johnson, Eric Green