`This book is easy to read and the accompanying computer CD of worksheets to print out is particularly useful' - Bereavement Care All children experience loss, often a death or a family separation; sometimes a friend moves away or a pet dies. Loss is the inevitable consequence of the positive experience of attachment. In this beautiful book Tina and Lorna offer teachers a resource that will support their understanding of the process and facilitate a range of activities which: - acknowledge the experience of loss - allow the expression of pain, fear, sadness - present the process as a shared experience - encourage communication - facililate recovery. This range of sensitive, positive and emotionally literate activities can be used in whole class, small group or ...
Chapter Two: What Can Schools Do?
What Can Schools Do?
Understanding the Process
Exploring and understanding the emotions involved in dealing with death and loss can be an area which schools and teachers are sometimes fearful of approaching because of its sensitive nature. This can also make it difficult to place on the curriculum. However, we would propose that fear should be left behind and that schools should and can embrace difficult subjects such as death, loss and bereavement. This can be used as a tool for developing not only the bereaved child's understanding of their loss but also other children's experience and understanding of death. Allowing the topic of death to be on the curriculum can facilitate children's understanding of the emotional journey and the feelings of loss ...