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Helping Bereaved Children, Second Edition

A Handbook for Practitioners

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S (Editor)


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Paperback (1/10/2005)


This indispensable casebook and text presents a range of therapeutic approaches and interventions for children who have experienced loss. Illustrated are ways to help preschoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, or community. Solidly grounded in developmental psychology, the volume both elucidates the principles that guide interventions and offers detailed descriptions of the helping process. In-depth case material is presented in a handy two-column format that provides clinicians and students not only with the content of the sessions, but also with the practitioner's accompanying thoughts and rationale for intervention.

Praise For Helping Bereaved Children, Second Edition: A Handbook for Practitioners

"This accessible handbook, so rich in wisdom and insights, is a 'must' reference. I can think of no greater support for all professionals--especially teachers--involved in counseling bereaved children."--Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, DHL, DD, author of Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Children and Adults

"The death of a beloved person divides a child's world into an intense 'before' and 'after.' Adults often feel unprepared to respond during this time of sadness, confusion, and anxiety. Here, thankfully, is a book that offers informed and practical suggestions for enhancing comforting relationships and guiding the bereaved child's quest for understanding. Insightful advice is provided from people who really know what they are talking about. Especially welcome in the new second edition are more detailed guidelines for the helping process and increased attention to the self-care needs of bereavement counselors. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students in preprofessional programs, especially school counseling, family counseling, clinical psychology, nursing, pediatrics, and family medicine. In addition, school administrators and other education professionals will find information to help them integrate communication and instruction about death and loss more fully into their educational programs. "--Robert Kastenbaum, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

"This is a book that all who are concerned with helping bereaved children should read. The cases provide an understanding of how children deal with death in their own words, as well as rare first-hand reflections from the therapists that will facilitate the reader's ability to replicate the interventions."--Phyllis Silverman, PhD

The Guilford Press, 9781572306325, 408pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2002

About the Author

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, is University Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Her acclaimed publications include [i]Mass Trauma and Violence: Helping Families and Children Cope[/i]; [i]Social Work Practice with Children, Second Edition[/i]; and [i]Play Therapy with Children in Crisis, Second Edition[/i].