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  • Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    by Audrey Tait and Becky Dunn

    Some children face traumatic or difficult events in their lives and it's essential that they are helped to understand such events and given permission to talk. To do this, helping adults need to be equipped and confident to start these conversations. Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People provides guidance and support for any adult who needs to talk to children about difficult issues. The issues covered include domestic abuse and drug use, mental health issues, adoption and fostering, family illness and bereavement, as well as giving...

  • Counseling Widowers

    Counseling Widowers

    by Jason Troyer

    Working with widowers can be one of the most challenging parts of a therapist’s career. Despite the need for better research and professional guidance, therapists have often been left alone to confront a group struggling with high rates of suicide, mortality, physical health problems, and depression. Counseling Widowers builds from the latest developments in grief research and men’s studies to bridge the gap between counseling practice and the needs of bereaved men. In these pages, therapists will find tools for adjusting their clinical strategies to work more effectively with these...

  • Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children

    Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children

    by Liana Lowenstein

    A uniquely creative compilation of activities to help bereaved children express feelings of grief, diffuse traumatic reminders, address self-blame, commemorate the deceased, and learn coping strategies. Includes special activities for children dealing with the suicide or murder of a loved one. It covers a theoretical overview for practitioners, tips for caregivers and schools, and a ten-week curriculum for use in therapy or support groups. A must-have for grief counselors, group facilitators, and school personnel. For ages 7-12 *Liana Lowenstein* is the owner and founder of Champion Press and author of numerous publications....

  • Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide with Activities and Worksheets

    Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide with Activities and Worksheets

    by Claudia Coenen

    Understanding loss and its effects is integral to effective counselling and support in the treatment of grief. This book is a both a guide to the key theories of bereavement, and a practical workbook that can be used with clients to help them understand and work through their grief in a positive, transformative way. Divided into two parts, the first section presents current models of grief used by thanatologists, and advice on when to apply them, these models provide a springboard to deepen the conversation with clients, allowing them...

  • Death and Bereavement Across Cultures. Second edition

    Death and Bereavement Across Cultures. Second edition

    by Colin Murray Parkes

    All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a major impact on how people die, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many whose work brings them into contact with the dying and the bereaved from Western and other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. Death and Bereavement Across Cultures 2nd Edition is a handbook which meets the...

  • Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for Practitioners 3 Edition

    Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for Practitioners 3 Edition

    by Nancy Boyd Webb

    This acclaimed work describes a range of counselling and therapy approaches for children who have experienced loss. Practitioners and students are given practical strategies for helping pre-schoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, or community. Grounded in research on child therapy, bereavement, trauma, and child development, the volume includes rich case presentations and clearly explains the principles that guide interventions. Eleven reproducible assessment tools and handouts can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. *New to This...

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