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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Helping Children Deal with Loss
Helping children deal with loss

I wish someone had explained to me about the time when my father died. I wish someone had thought to tell me that a month is not long enough to get used to the death of someone who has been central to your life for eighteen years. It would have helped so much to know that however normal I might appear after a month, a year would not be long enough to begin to feel normal again. (Abrams, 1992, p. 76)

I'm Rob. I was eight when my Mum died. My memory box helps me not to forget … I like to show my memory box to people who didn't ever know my mum. (Teenager, Winston's Wish)

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