Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for Practitioners. Third edition


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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 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-behavioural 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.

Key Points

  • Stellar reviews: readers, especially students, praise this book highly.
  • In-depth cases in every chapter show professionals how to help kids in need.
  • Covers many different situations, including losses in the family, school, or community; violent, traumatic deaths; and others.