The death of a loved one is a painful experience, and a trauma some kids are forced to confront way too soon. It’s estimated that around 3.5 million children across the United States are struggling to deal with the loss of someone close to them, and one in every twenty kids will experience the death of a parent before their 18th birthday.
A grieving child is not to be taken lightly. Losing a loved one ranks at or near the top of a heirarchy of the most severe traumas, and it can leave permanent damage in its wake. Bereaved children are at greater risk for all types of mental health and behavioral problems. As many as three-quarters of kids who suffer the loss of a parent, or example, will go on to suffer from a major psychiatric disorder as an adult.
On a more positive note, non of these outcomes are inevitable, and in the right type of environment, kids can recover from an early loss. Yet surviving caregivers need to be proactive in addressing these wounds: they can’t just sit back and hope the damage repairs itself.
This book is a practical guide for parents, caregivers and professionals that will take you through every aspect of helping kids cope with grief and loss. Inside you’ll find…
- Information on how kids cope with grief and loss and how it affects them
- How children comprehend death at different ages
- Typical grief symptoms and how to treat them
- Guidelines for how to talk to kids agout death and answer common questions they might have
- Tips for addressing specific types of loss, such as a sibling’s death, loss of a parent or classmate, and death by suicide
- Pluss a whole lot more.
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