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Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

November 2010 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Working with Bereaved Children and Young People offers a fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer or in their social network. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book's practical skills focus is informed by the latest research findings on children and young people's experience of grief. The wide-ranging content includes:

  • a comprehensive review of theoretical approaches to bereavement
  • the impact of different types of grief on children
  • working with children who have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances, such as through criminal behavior
  • skills development

The list of resources, case studies and exercises encourage critical engagement with the counselling theory and promote reflexive practice. Trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and social work, as well as teachers and mental health workers, will find this an invaluable resource for working with this vulnerable client group.

Early Attachment and the Building of Resilience: The Theoretical Basis of Bereavement Counselling
The Impact of Bereavement
Core Skills in Working for Bereavement Counselling
Understanding Death: Mental-Health Issues in Vulnerable Children: ADHD, Autism and Children with Special Educational Needs
The Role of the School: A Whole-School Approach to Bereavement and Loss
Creative Approaches in Working with Grief and Mourning
Interactive Support Online
Traumatic Death and Its Impact
Working with Dreams to Ease the Grieving Process
The Spiritual Dimension of Grief

"Working with Bereaved children and Young People provides a valuable guide to the complex issues of working therapeutically with this especially vulnerable client group. It acknowledges their wisdom, courage and resilience, and is suffused throughout with Brenda Mallon's own distinctive sensitivity to the experience and needs of bereaved children and young people." - Peter Jenkins, co-author, with Debbie Daniels, of Therapy With Children (Sage, 2010)

A great book to gain an insight into children dealing with grief

Miss nicola lord
department of health, preston collage
September 18, 2016

Lots of useful ideas for those working with children who may have been bereaved.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
October 26, 2011

An interesting and well written book. however the only criticism I would make is that it is quite brief in content and 'bulked up' by undoubtedly useful lists of organisations.

Mrs Annie Ostapenko-Denton
Community Studies, Truro College
September 21, 2011

This book deals sensitively with a difficult topic. It gives the reader an insight into the issues around bereavement and helpful ideas of how to support the individual.

Mrs Lynne Kendall
Education , Liverpool John Moores University
July 12, 2011

An excellent resource for planning work with breaved children and young people. full of practical ideas for therapeutic games, UK resources, and involving the system around the child. It provides an overview of theories around grief and bereavement rather than adhering to a particulr model, making it a good general text.

Dr Emily Taylor
Department of Clinical Psychology, Edinburgh University
April 15, 2011

Excvellent book for both academic study andf practice issues .

Mr Courtney Jones
Social Work , Bedfordshire University
March 14, 2011

This book provides the student with some key insights into helping children and young people coping with recent loss.

Michael Connolly
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin
January 26, 2011

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