Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition: A Handbook for Practitioners, Edition 3

Guilford Press
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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 8 1/2" x 11" size.
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About the author

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S, is a leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement. She is University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Social Work in the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, where she held an endowed Chair in Child Welfare Studies and founded the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy. Dr. Webb taught clinical practice at Fordham for 30 years. She has published numerous books on child therapy, trauma, and bereavement, including Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition; Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition; and Social Work Practice with Children, Fourth Edition. Dr. Webb is an active supervisor, consultant, and trainer who presents frequently at conferences in the United States and internationally. She is a recipient of honors including the Day-Garrett Award from the Smith College School for Social Work, the Clinical Practice Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the designation of Distinguished Scholar by the National Academies of Practice in Social Work.

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Publisher
Guilford Press
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Published on
Mar 18, 2011
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Pages
408
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ISBN
9781606235980
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Psychiatry / Child & Adolescent
Psychology / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
Psychology / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family
Religion / Counseling
Social Science / Social Work
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Praise for Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic andSerious Medical Conditions
A Strengths-Based Approach

"Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and SeriousMedical Conditionsprovides a wellspring of knowledge, from thetheoretical to the clinical. The many vignettes and transcriptionsimmeasurably enrich the reader's understanding of the interventionsand their broader applicability."—Barbara M. Sourkes, PhDJohnA. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Director of Pediatric PalliativeCareLucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

An important and practical guide to providing compassionatecare and support to medically compromised children and theirfamilies

Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and SeriousMedical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach presentspractical guidance on integrating the latest research intoevidence-based practice to ensure the best client care. Edited by atop scholar in the field, this essential resource containscontributions from renowned specialists in various helping fields.Utilizing an inter-professional perspective, helping professionalswill draw from the experiences and expertise of a wide range ofmedical professionals, providing a "window" into their roles,responsibilities, and challenges, offering the most effectiveapproaches for working with this special population of children andtheir families.

Equipping practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed toencourage children's resilience and help them build their emotionalstrengths, this book uses a caring yet authoritative tone anddiscusses:

The emotional impact of illness on the individual and thefamily

Child-life practice in hospitals

School-based interventions for children and adolescents withmedical conditions

How to meet the spiritual as well as emotional needs of childrenwith chronic and life-threatening illness

With thoughtful coverage of positive helping approaches thatencourage family and individual strengths, Helping Children andAdolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: AStrengths-Based Approach is an invaluable resource for socialworkers, teachers, school counselors, and other mental health andmedical professionals who work with medically challenged childrenand adolescents in every setting.

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