Supporting Children’s Experiences of Loss and Separation

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By Mary Barna (Pre-School Learning Alliance, £14.95 for non-members, £11.95 for members)


There is no manual for supporting a grieving child. Practitioners need to gain an insight into how young children feel and react to the range of loss that they may experience and, in order to be able to give appropriate support, should seek to understand what is meant by loss, and also how children grieve. This book outlines different types of loss, with discussions and suggestions as to how to deal with children and families sensitively. A series of case studies is designed to give an insight into what the child might be thinking and feeling, and what support they need.

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