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Handbook of Childhood Death and Bereavement

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Handbook of Childhood Death and Bereavement

SKU# 9780826193216


  • Charles Corr PhD,CT
  • Donna M. Corr RN, MSN

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In this comprehensive handbook, a leading group of experts improve our understanding of the challenges faced by children when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. Organized into three parts, the volume addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death; discusses the role of bereavement; and explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers.

The reader is introduced to four distinct periods within childhood--infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, and middle childhood. Through case examples, the contributors illustrate a child's experience with death and bereavement in all four areas. The book's practical orientation and emphasis will appeal to a broad array of caregivers including counselors, therapists, nurses, and mental health practitioners concerned with child and adolescent death and bereavement.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 01, 2004
  • Page Count 396
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826193216
  • EISBN 9780826193223

Table of Contents 

    Part I: DeathChildren, Development, and Encounters with Death and Bereavement, Charles A. Corr
  1. The Development of Children's Understanding of Death, Mark W. Speece and Sandor B. Brent
  2. Children, HIV Infection, and AIDS, Barbara Oberhofer Dane
  3. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior in Childhood, Lillian M. Range
  4. The Cruel Paradox: Children Who Are Living with Life-Threatening Illnesses, Kenneth J. Doka

  5. Part II: Bereavement
  6. How Bereaved Children Cope with Loss: An Overview, John E. Baker and Mary Anne Sedney
  7. Children and the Death of a Parent or Grandparent, Beverly S. Hatter
  8. Children and the Death of a Sibilng, S.D. Stahlman
  9. Children's Friendship and the Death of a Friend, Tamina Toray and Kevin Ann Oltjenbruns
  10. Children and Pet Loss, Carolyn L. Butler and Laurel S. Lagoni
  11. Children's Exposure to Traumatic Experiences, Kathleen Olympia Nader

  12. Part III: Interventions
  13. The Family as Healing Resource, Elliott J. Rosen
  14. Building the Foundation: Preparation Before a Trauma, Margaret M. Metzgar and Barbara C. Zick
  15. Postvention with Elementary School Children, Antoon A. Leenaars and Susanne Wenckstern
  16. Support Groups for Bereaved Children, Joan B. Bacon
  17. Individual Treatment of the Bereaved Child, Corinne Masur

  18. References
    Author Index
    Subject Index