Designed to help children cope with the loss of a loved one and find comfort during this stressful and difficult time.
When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.
“When a Child Dies From Drugs” is written by parents to help other parents who are experiencing the ultimate tragedy of their child’s death from drugs or alcohol - parents who find themselves isolated in a fathomless dark void wondering whether they will ever resurface into the real world again. This book offers strength, practical advice and an aid in grief recovery for parents and families, gleaned not only from personal experiences but also from meeting with many parents through their out-reach program,"G.R.A.S.P."(Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Subjects covered range from the emotional trauma of learning of the child’s demise and on through the guilt, denial, anger, “what-if’s” and, finally, acceptance and to suggestions of how to cope daily and into a future which will never be the same. It is also illuminating to all those who know someone who has lost a loved one through drugs -What to say and do? What NOT to say and do? There is advice here for those who want to support families in grief. With personal insights this book is very much like friends reaching out to friends in compassion and kindness - friends who understand because, quite simply, the writers continue to be on the same journey as those they will comfort.
The author describes her grief after the accidental electrocution of her son Jason, and recounts how she eventually regained contact with his spirit.
When children lose someone they love, life is never the same. In this sympathetic book, the authors advocate an open, honest approach, suggesting that our instinctive desire to "protect" children from the reality of death may be more harmful than helpful.
Drawing upon extensive interviews and assessments of school-age children who have lost a parent to death, this book offers a richly textured portrait of the mourning process in children. The volume presents major findings from the Harvard Child Bereavement Study and places them in the context of previous research, shedding new light on both the wide range of normal variation in children's experiences of grief and the factors that put bereaved children at risk. Scientifically sound and clinically useful, this volume will be welcomed by child psychologists and psychiatrists; researchers, clinicians, and students in child and family psychology and bereavement; counselors; and other helping professionals who work with grieving families. It can serve as a text in advanced courses on bereavement, family and child therapy, and developmental psychopathology.
The author presents an account of her sister's suicide, and the lifelong impact that the suicide has had on her own life and the lives of the other members of her family.
Offers parents advice for helping children suffering from a loss through the grieving process, emphasizing the role faith plays in healing.
Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth K]bler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book - a fitting completion to her work. Ku bler-Ross's groundbreaking work On Death and Dying changed the way we think and talk about the end of life. Weaving together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, this book will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief.Available only in Nonfiction 4.
'Life is full of changes; they happen all the time. Some changes are harder to cope with than others.' Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book uses nature to help children understand death, loss and change in a gentle and honest way. Full of creative activities, such as choosing an insect or plant and using it to draw a life cycle, or making a paper memory tree of happy and sad memories, it helps children learn about loss and death, the cycle of life and how to cope with and express feelings of sadness and grief. This book is ideal for parents and carers, teachers, therapists and counsellors to use with children aged 5+ who have suffered any type of loss or are dealing with change, or who are bereaved.
The loss of a child may happen in many different ways. But each lost child is precious. And behind each loss there is grief. How can we cope with the shock and the pain? Where can we turn for help? Who will answer the ‘whys’ and ‘if onlys’? This is a helpful, positive book. It faces the pain but also offers encouragement and hope. It includes material on losing a baby during pregnancy.
Saying Goodbye to Hare is a story about death and dying to be used with children aged 5-9 years This is an uplifting story. Beautifully illustrated, it is full of honesty and warmth. As young Rabbit witnesses the life, illness and death of his dear frien
A guide for young adults aged 18 to 28 discusses the effects of bereavement, coping with the emotions caused by the loss of a loved one, and handling practical matters ranging from funeral arrangements to the legal complexities of the will
Making a Child's World Whole Again Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one. Parents of children from preschool age to the teen years will find much-needed guidance, covering: • Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying • Using language appropriate to a child's age level • Selecting useful books about death • Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide • Deciding whether a child should attend a funeral With a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.
Organized around a timeline of the first year of mourning, this warm yet practical guide will show adults how to help children cope.
Emily was oh so very happy! She loved school. She loved her pup. And she especially loved her family! But one day the very worst thing happened. Emily lost someone she loved. And after that nothing felt the same.From debut author Kathleen Fucci comes a story about adorable, vivacious Emily and a loss so big it threatens everything she knows. But one night when Emily cries out, "Where is God?!" she learns He is much closer, and loves her so much more, than she ever realized. Emily Lost Someone She Loved is a story written from personal experience. It communicates real emotions children feel when they lose a loved one. It's a book that can be read over and over again, restoring faith in God and hope for the future.
The Sunday Times bestseller "Profoundly moving ... it falls into a tradition of beautifully written accounts of grief, such as Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking" Sunday Times "Extraordinary ... An honest, heartbreaking, uplifting account of family tragedy. Read it." Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You In the summer of 1990, Cathy's brother Matty was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out. It was two weeks before his GCSE results, which turned out to be the best in his school. Sitting by his unconscious body in hospital, holding his hand and watching his heartbeat on the monitors, Cathy and her parents willed him to survive. They did not know then that there are many and various fates worse than death. This is the story of what happened to Cathy and her brother, and the unimaginable decision that she and her parents had to make eight years after the night that changed everything. It's a story for anyone who has ever watched someone suffer or lost someone they loved or lived through a painful time that left them forever changed. Told with boundless warmth and affection, The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink is a heartbreaking yet uplifting testament to a family's survival and the price we pay for love. MORE PRAISE FOR THE LAST ACT OF LOVE "It will both stick with you and have you grabbing the forearm of whoever asks you what to read next ... a gobsmacking memoir about family and love." The Bookseller "Beautiful, devastating and ultimately uplifting, intimate and universal all at once" Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist "Profoundly moving" Sunday Times "I never knew a story of grief could have so much joy in it." Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina
Explores the complex emotional issues children face after a parent commits suicide and offers practical advice on how the remaining parent and other family members can help them cope.
From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life – in good times and bad – that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion.
Kate's grandfather has died and she's missing him desperately. At least she has her toy tiger, Amos, to keep her company. It was a present from Granddad, and holding him close makes Granddad seem less far away. But she doesn't expect Amos to turn into a real tiger - a big, friendly tiger who smells of Granddad, and sounds like him too.