Helping Bereaved Children, 3rd Edition


This acclaimed work describes a range of counseling and therapy approaches for children who have experienced loss. Practitioners and students are given practical strategies for helping preschoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, and community. Grounded in research on child therapy, bereavement, trauma, and child development, the volume includes rich case presentations and clearly explains the principles that guide interventions. Eleven reproducible assessment tools and handouts can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½” x 11″ size.


This edition has added sections on war-related death, deaths connected to natural disasters, and pet loss. The use of different modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy and play therapy are described.