`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 individual settings and sit well in several primary and secondary PSCHE curriculum areas.

Working with the Individual Child
Working with the individual child
What is Best Practice?

This chapter is designed to help those working with individual children and young adults suffering from a loss/bereavement. Essentially, the best help adults can offer children is to be available and authentic in their emotional responses and interactions. The following suggestions are not intended as a straitjacket or a list of ‘must do's’. They are intended to provide practical advice and strategies as to the most appropriate ways to support the bereaved child. So, when a death occurs and a child is bereaved we would ask the teachers/adults involved to attempt the following (as appropriate and when feasible):

Providing Protection

During times of change and loss many children will need to feel that they have ...

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