Item description for Talking with Children about Loss: Words, Strategies, and Wisdom to Help Children Cope with Death, Divorce, and by Maria Trozzi...
Overview Answering difficult questions about how adults should discuss loss with children, a practical guide to a difficult subject reveals how children perceive important events such as death, disability, and divorce; proposes age-appropriate responses to questions; discusses therapy options; and outlines strategies to broaching a wide variety of difficult topics. Original.
Publishers Description Through captivating stories and thoughtful analysis, Maria Trozzi explains how to handle the difficult job of talking with children and adolescents about loss, with discussions about: * How children perceive and interpret events such as death, disability, and divorce * Guiding children through the four tasks of mourning * Helping children face funerals, wakes, and memorial services * Children's fears and fantasies: how they express them, and how to address them * Age-appropriate responses to children's questions and concerns * Talking to children about long-term illness, suicide, family or community tragedy, and other special situations * What to do when children won't talk about loss, and when to seek professional help "The wisdom, authenticity, and sheer presence of the author are evident from page one until the end of the beautifully written book. Terms like 'ground-breaking' and 'innovative' have been triviliazed by overuse. In this case they are deserved." --Stan Turecki, M.D., author of The Difficult Child
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Ingram Advance - 10/01/1999 page 126
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Studio: Perigee Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Perigee Trade
ISBN 0399525432 ISBN13 9780399525438 UPC 048228013501
Availability 0 units.
More About Maria Trozzi
Maria Trozzi is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She is the director of the Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center, now in its fifteenth year of providing national training, crisis consultation, and direct services to children, parents, educators, and health professionals. Maria lectures regularly throughout the United States to parents and professionals about the inevitable losses that all children face as they grow up.
Reviews - What do customers think about Talking With Children About Loss?
A truly helpful guide for counselors and grieving families Apr 5, 2008
A real sanity saver... Ways to help and how to help, and an understanding that it is a lifetime process for children and that as they and their parents and families and friends age, needs and understanding also change. I have given this book to many.
Good information-good read Feb 8, 2008
I'm working toward a Thanatology degree and this book was required reading, but I found myself wishing that all parents, grandparents, teachers and counselors had this information so that potentially damaging comments and ideas are not planted at a very influential time in their children's lives. Behaviors at different ages in crucial time of loss are also explored, allowing for understanding and help instead of perhaps punishment or dismissal. The information was also presented in an easy to read and understandable format.
excellent resource Oct 3, 2005
I just loved this book. Fantastic resource for how to talk with kids about loss. Any loss... divorce, death, loss of a pet or even loss of innocence. I recommend this book.
Required Reading For Every Adult Jul 30, 2003
This book was a Godsend to me! My sister died suddenly in her sleep of a brain aneurysm, 9 days after giving birth to her second child. The oldest child, not quite 3 years old at the time, was the first to try to wake her that morning. How do you help a little child understand death and loss - what do you say? What should you not say? I needed specific answers and detailed explanations to guide my nephew through this horrible time for all of us. The author not only verified my instinct to be honest with my nephew, but also encouraged me to become a grief-model for him. She also explains how a child will "regrieve" a loss, such as the death of a parent, many times throughout their lives, and shows how crucial it is that a child learn to deal with and work through grief. Other losses that children experience, such as divorce, are also dealt with in a very comprehensive manner. Loss is a fact of life, and Ms. Trozzi and Ms. Massimini offer invaluable lessons to help you teach your child to deal with these inevitable losses. I keep several copies of this book on hand, because I give it to almost everyone I know. Don't wait till you need this book - read it now!!! I honestly think my nephew is dealing with his loss in a good way, and we've both learned to help each other. To the authors, I am forever in your debt.
Terrific Insight! Jun 25, 2001
Thank you both - Maria and Kathy - for the wisdome, insight and well-defined exposures of difficult times during a loss of any kind. Whether it's a fierce injury or the untimely grief from loosing someone, children must hike through unexpected tragic events and your healthy outlook embraces this process. This informative book leads parents, or anyone, toward bonding with children may be silently suffering. These talented authors present certain steps - vividly and realistically - by restoring and achieving a nourishment of harmony after any adversity. During my years of researching head injuries, I have uncovered the fact that the second leading group subjected to a head injury are children. Since there is very little research in this area I am thrilled to locate this enormous wealth of help for them. I thoroughly recommend this book to any family struggling with grief or any painful experience. You two ladies have surfaced significantly - comfort and advice - by vocalizing the needs children feel, but may have been overlooked. Thank you for sharing all your research and knowledge.