This comprehensive guide to helping grieving children
offers a holistic view of grief as a normal, natural
process. It explores the ways in which bereaved children
can not only heal but also grow through their grief,
and provides the six needs of mourning and counseling
fundamentals and techniques for caregivers. Also included
are explorations of how a grieving child thinks, feels,
and mourns; what makes each child’s grief unique;
and ideas to help grieving adolescents.
About the Author
Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., is an internationally known
teacher, grief counselor, and author of Understanding
Grief, Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, and
The Journey Through Grief. He is director of the Center
for Loss and Life Transition and faculty member at
the University of Colorado Medical School's department
of family medicine. He is the "Children and Grief"
columnist for Bereavement magazine and has appeared
on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and NBC's
The Today Show. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.