In the recent years ‘safeguarding’ measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of all children has become an increasing focus in the early years. Supporting Children’s Health and Wellbeing helps early years students and practitioners working with children and young people gain an understanding of the key issues relating to children’s health in particular, examining the possible ways in which health can impact upon young children’s early childhood education and care. Packed full of practical advice for the everyday realities of the early years classroom, topics discussed include: • Historical perspectives and contemporary issues related to child health • Current policy and legislation • How to support the child and the family • Nutrition in childhood • Infectious diseases, infestations and the acutely ill child • Children with chronic and complex medical conditions • Coping with the death of a child A timely, topical text that will be invaluable to early years professionals.

Coping with the Death of a Child

Coping with the Death of a Child

Chapter Aims and Objectives

  • To explain the causes and circumstances of child deaths
  • To be able to share the experiences of practitioners who have been in the situation of having to cope with the death of a child in their setting

As you read the chapter, you are encouraged to consider:

  • how equipped you are, and the colleagues you work with, to respond to the death of a child
  • the knowledge and skills useful in helping you to cope
  • if you have experienced the death of a child in your setting, how similar or different was your experience, and what have you learned from the experience to take forward in your professional and personal life?

Introduction

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