David W Adams, Eleanor J Deveau
Published June 15, 1995
ISBN 9780895031297 - CAT# Y316701
For Instructors Request Inspection Copy
Death is not a mere possibility but a certainty for all of us. Yet, today's society unrealistically portrays childhood as a time of unremittant joy and freedom. Unfortunately, the reality of life may suddenly bring children face to face with tragic circumstances such as the death of their pet, the terminal illness of their parent, their own struggle with life-threatening disease, the accidental death of their sibling, or the suicide of a friend. The gravity of any of these situations takes children beyond the innocence of childhood and plunges them into a world that is frightening and full of uncertainty. Unfortunately, our perceptions and attitudes toward death do not equip children with the tools to help them cope adequately with such overwhelming experiences.
Beyond the Innocence of Childhood is a collection of forty chapters which are divided into three separate volumes. The overall purpose of this series is to answer the question: How do we as educators, clinicians, other professionals, and parents help children and adolescents deal with threat to their lives, dying, death, and bereavement?
In this three volume set the editors have brought together a number of well-known educators, researchers, and practitioners who share their knowledge and expertise concerning the care and well-being of children and adolescents.
Anticipatory Grief and the Child Mourner, Therese A. Rando
Respecting Bereaved Children and Adolescents, Thomas W. Attig
Religion, Spirituality, and Bereaved Adolescents, David E. Balk and Nancy S. Hogan
Long-Term Effects of Sibling Death in Childhood, Betty Davies
Re-Grief as Narrative: The Impact of Parental Death on Child and Adolescent Development, Mary Anderson Miller
The Legacy of AIDS: The Untold Stories of Children, Ruth Rothbart Mayer
Helping Bereaved Children and Adolescents Cope with the Aftermath of Suicide, Sandra L. Elder
Domestic Violence, Children and their Losses, Barbara C. Zick
What Do We Do with The Empty Desk? Margaret M. Metzgar
Grief Responses and Group Treatment Interventions for Five- to Eight-Year-Old Children, Eileen Ormond and Heather Charbonneau
Interventions with Bereaved Children Nine to Thirteen Years of Age: From a Medical Center-Based Young Person's Grief Support Program, Ben S. Wolfe and Linda M. Senta
Adolescent Grief Support Groups, Catharine Johnson