This acclaimed work describes a range of counseling and therapy approaches for children who have experienced loss. Practitioners and students are given practical strategies for helping preschoolers 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 edition: significantly revised and updated to reflect new information and approaches; 9 new topics covered covers additional types of loss: war-related death in the family, deaths connected to natural disasters, and the loss of a pet additional therapy modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy and play therapy; conjoint caregiver--child treatment; and bereavement groups and camps addresses how to help parents and teachers meet bereaved children's needs.
Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Social Work, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University, New York, USA