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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

    *No refund on this item: Was: $64.99* *Reduced by 20% - Now $51.99* 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...

  • 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....

  • Grief in Young Children

    Grief in Young Children

    by Atle Dyregrov

    It is a common misconception that preschool children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. Grief in Young Children challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although young children may not express grief in the same way as older children, they still need to be supported through loss. Illustrated throughout with case examples, the author explores young children's reactions to death and loss, both immediately after the event and over time. For example, young children may engage in 'magic thinking', believing that wishing that someone...

  • 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...

  • Karuna Cards: Creative Ideas to Transform Grief and Difficult Life Transitions

    Karuna Cards: Creative Ideas to Transform Grief and Difficult Life Transitions

    by Claudia Coenen

    The Karuna Cards were developed in counseling with bereaved families and individuals, and are designed to help anyone struggling with loss, grief or difficult life transitions. Writing in a journal is an effective therapeutic technique, but many people find it difficult to know where to begin. The Karuna Cards help by providing prompts and questions that can be used as starting points, in addition to suggesting therapeutic activities or ideas for simple meditations. Readers can respond to each card by doing the activity, writing in a personal journal or...

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