Guidelines are presented in the book of how one can
create a "helping healing relationship."
Through reading and participating in the activities
presented, the reader will become capable of establishing
a very special kind of goal-directed experience with
the grieving child. Unites interpretation of human
research and grief processes to accentuate the quality
of caregiving to children during their grief periods.
Explained are the stages through which the grieving
person must travel with help, characteristics of a
caregiver are expounded, and techniques presented
to create the best atmosphere for a grieving child
to thrive with love and care.
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.