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Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping

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Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping

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  • Charles Corr PhD,CT
  • David Balk PhD

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Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping is a very well researched document and well written by an impressive cadre of scholars....The book is a must read for marriage and family therapists, clergy, and pediatric care givers whose work intersects the lives of children and the social and environmental systems in which they live."--NCFR's Certified Family Life Educators Newsletter

[F]or the resource that offers one of the best bibliographies and guides to resources, for the book that contains theory, definitions, treatment modalities, helps, warnings, integration of people and programs, culural diversity...when it comes to all of this, we turn to Charles A. Corr and David E. Balk, editors of Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement and Coping. It is a book you must have on your shelf, but don't let it sit there for too long without making good use of it.--Illness, Crisis and Loss

Current, filled with sound theory, wise clinical acumen, sound research, terrific resources, and a multicultural perspective, this book will be a necessary resource for clinicians and educators...."--Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America

Corr and Balk's book will help adults find many ways to lead bereaved children to a hopeful belief in their future, despite their considerable losses. This book is a real contribution to the growing literature in this field.

--Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S

Distinguished Professor of Social Work Emerita, Fordham University

Children struggling with death-related issues require care and competent assistance from the adults around them. This book serves as a guide for care providers, including counselors, social workers, nurses, educators, clergy, and parents who seek to understand and help children as they attempt to cope with loss.

This book comprehensively discusses death and grieving within the context of the physical, emotional, social, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive changes that children experience while coping with death. The chapters also explore new critical, imaginative conceptual models and interventions, including expressive arts therapy, resilience-based approaches, new psychotherapeutic approaches, and more.

Key features:

  • Presents guidelines for assisting children coping with the loss of parents, siblings, friends, or pets
  • Discusses ethical issues in counseling bereaved and seriously ill children
  • Provides guidelines for helping children manage their emerging awareness and understanding of death
  • Emphasizes research-based, culturally sensitive, and global implications as well as current insights in thanatology

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 15, 2010
  • Page Count 488
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826134226
  • EISBN 9780826134233

Table of Contents 

Nancy Boyd Webb
Charles A. Corr & David E. Balk

Part I. Background
Chapter 1. Children, Development, and Encounters With Death, Bereavement, and Coping
Chapter 2. Children's Emerging Awareness and Understandings of Loss and Death
Chapter 3. Ethical Issues in Counseling Bereaved and Seriously Ill Children
Chapter 4. Ethics, Research, and Dying or Bereaved Children

Part II. Death
Chapter 5. Infant Deaths
Chapter 6. Children, Unintentional Injuries, and Homicide
Chapter 7. Children and Infectious Diseases Chapter
8. Children Living With Life-Threatening or Life-Limiting Illnesses: A Dispatch From the Front Lines

Part III. Bereavement
Chapter 9. Children Bereaved by the Death of a Parent
Chapter 10. Sibling Death in Childhood
Chapter 11. Death of a Friend During Childhood
Chapter 12. Children's Bereavement Over the Deaths of Pets Chapter
13. Children and Traumatic Deaths

Part IV. Interventions
Chapter 14. Talking To Children About Death-Related Issues
Chapter 15. Educating Children About Death-Related Issues
Chapter 16. Helping Families Help Bereaved Children
Chapter 17. Supporting Resilience in Bereaved Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa Who Have Lost a Parent to HIV/AIDS
Chapter 18. Principles and Practices of Peer Support Groups and Camp-Based Interventions for Grieving Children
Chapter 19. Using Expressive Arts When Counseling Bereaved Children
Chapter 20. Children With Developmental Disabilities, Death, and Grief
Chapter 21. Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care
Chapter 22. Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Children With Life- Threatening Illnesses

Appendix. Selected Books to be Read by or With Children Charles A. Corr

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