Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Paperback | December 25, 2009

EditorBarbara Monroe, Frances Kraus

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Recent years have seen increasing interest in the needs of children facing bereavement, and a corresponding increase in services to support them. This book addresses and explains the theoretical concepts and practical implications behind the idea of brief work with bereaved children andfamilies. Flexible and accessible short term services delivered at the right time underpin the strengths of bereaved children, supporting their recovery rather than pathologising the grief process. In this way the book also speaks to the current interest in the concept of resilience and working withfamilies' strengths and possibilities, rather than merely identifying their problems.This second edition continues to be a unique book within the growing filed of childhood bereavement, and the new chapters added to this edition discuss managing situations with learning disability, supporting very young children and emotional literacy. The book also presents cases from the serviceuser's perspective. It looks at different approaches to intervention, such as the importance of assessment and the value of groupwork, and also covers work with children and families before a death.Brief interventions with bereaved children will appeal to practitioners, educators and service providers managing scarce resources. The editors have more than twenty-five years experience as practitioners within the field, as service providers and educators. The book features chapters fromdistinguished contributors with backgrounds in healthcare, education, social work and the police, alongside theoretical and practice-based chapters from workers in the field of bereavement care for children.

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Recent years have seen increasing interest in the needs of children facing bereavement, and a corresponding increase in services to support them. This book addresses and explains the theoretical concepts and practical implications behind the idea of brief work with bereaved children andfamilies. Flexible and accessible short term servi...

Barbara Monroe has been a social worker for over 30 years. She joined St Christopher's Hospice in London in 1987 and became Chief Executive in 2000. She is also Director of the Candle children's bereavement project and was Chair of the national Childhood Bereavement Network for 8 years. She is Module Leader on the MSc in Palliative...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:December 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199561648

ISBN - 13:9780199561643

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Table of Contents

Barbara Monroe: Introduction1. Alison Penny: Childhood bereavement:tThe context and need for services2. Dr Liz Rolls: Theoretical perspectives: linking research and practice3. Dr Jane Ribbens McCarthy: Bereavement, young people and social context4. Dr Gillian Chowns: Swampy ground: brief interventions with families before bereavement5. Julie Stokes: Family assessment6. Patsy Way and Isobel Bremner: Therapeutic interventions7. Frances Kraus, Patsy Way and the Candle Team: Groupwork8. Di Stubbs: Shrinking the space between people: telephone and email support9. Linda McEnhill: Loss for children with learning disability10. Patsy Way: Co-creating memory: supporting very young children11. Frances Kraus: The extended warranty12. Louise Rowling: Loss and grief in schools: attending to people and place13. Kate MacLeod: Seasons for growth: a practical approach to emotional literacy14. Rosie Nicol-Harper: Working with volunteers to provide bereavement support to children15. Peter Speck: Brief interventions in critical care environments16. William Yule and Dr Patrick Smith: Working with traumatically bereaved children17. Kari Dyregrov and Atle Dyregrov: Helping the family following suicide18. Julie Ellison: Family liaison: when once has to be enough19. Julia Manning and Emma Lupton: Personal narratives20. Stewart Sinclair: Crossing the great barrier grief: a facilitated self-help group for parents and carers

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"I highly recommend this book as a core text in the field and one which all practitioners would benefit from reading." --Palliative Medicine