Item description for When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief by Marge Eaton Heegaard & Marge Heegard...
Creates ways for children to explore the fright, confusion, and insecurity caused by traumatic events in their lives. The 'Drawing Out Feelings' series has been designed to provide parents, educators and counselors with an organized approach to helping children cope with grief, family loss and change. A workbook to help children work out feelings about a traumatic event. Traumatic events in the lives of their families, friends or community leave children feeling confused, insecure and frightened. Recreating the event on paper reduces the child's terror and creates feelings of empowerment. Drawing puts the child in charge, providing the opportunity for exploring feelings. With the help of this book, nightmares and post-traumatic stress symptoms can be relieved.
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Studio: Woodland Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 10.8" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jul 23, 1996
Publisher Woodland Press
ISBN 0962050237 ISBN13 9780962050237
Availability 0 units.
More About Marge Eaton Heegaard & Marge Heegard
Heegaard is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a registered art therapist.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief?
great therapeutic tool Apr 18, 2000
I'm a child therapist and have used this book numerous times with emotionally disturbed children. It helps children explore feelings in a non-threatening and strengths-focused manner. In addition, it is general enough for kids to personalize it with whatever issue happens to be troubling them. They love being the illustrator of a book and the directed art therapy format makes it simple to use for the therapist. My only complaint is that there is some overlap with her (Ms Heegaard's) other books (pages on feelings identification), so if you choose to do another with the same child, he/she has seen it before.