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Tips for Children and Teens with Grieving Friends and Classmates

Tips for Children and Teens with Grieving Friends and Classmates

by School Psychologist Amy Van Strien, M. Ed. Dear Loveland Magazine Readers, As our community copes with the loss of Sonny Kim we want to ensure that parents and adults have information about how … Sourced through Scoop.it from: lovelandmagazine.com With so many social losses and social tragedies out there, grief among friends and classmates is common. This article looks at tips and aides for friends and classmates who experience grief at a personal level or social level If you would like to learn more about child grief counseling, then please review the program #childgriefcounseling

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64 Children’s Books About Death and Grief – What’s Your Grief

64 Children’s Books About Death and Grief – What’s Your Grief

When grief hits a family, children often become the focus – how to talk to them about death, how to recognize if they are grieving ‘normally’, how to create open communication and dialogue. etc.  When we ask adults what they need in their grief often their first response is what they need for their children. … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article listing 64 books about death and grief for children.  Children can utilize these books to prepare or learn from an experience what death and grief are. If you would like to become a certified grief counselor, then please review the

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Child Grief Counseling Program: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss

Child Grief Counseling Program: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss

  For kids, the holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. However, for some children who have suffered a recent loss, the holidays can be especially hard. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a good article about helping children during the Holiday season cope with grief. The biggest thing parents, teachers and grief counselors can do is listen to kids and let them know its is alright to grieve. especially during these sad times.  Helping children cope with grief is best done through new rituals or expressions during the Holiday season.  A memory box is

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How Certified Grief Counselors Can Help Grieving Military Children

  Assuring children that grief is a normal expression of loss is important. While military children are very resilient, it is important for parents and caregivers to pay attention to how children are responding. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A big challenge that certified grief counselors face today is the grief of military children.  They have a unique grief, whether its over loss, or the constant fear of losing a loved one. This article looks into what certified grief counselors can do to help the grieving children of military families by asserting that they have a unique set of

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Talking to children about death : Wsj

  Dear Dr. Johnson: My 6-year-old son’s grandmother has a terminal illness. How do we explain this to him and help him when she does die? American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: In this article, Dr. Dana Johnson looks over some of the important things parent and certified grief counselors should remember when talking to children about grief.  Among the most important is obviously being open with the child.  Obviously each child is different, but it is important to be honest about death and grief with a child.  You do not wish to pass on bad grieving habits.  Also, remember,

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Learn More About Child Grief and Become A Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counselor

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Children develop in every way through life, grief is no exception.  Child grief is usually first experienced with the loss of a fish or small pet, but some children may suffer more with traumatic losses. While understanding of death develops with each child over time, it is critical that during their development, they are guided by loving adults who understand grief and how it develops with children. One of the biggest issues is ignoring the grief or passing on your own bad grieving habits Child grief counselors can also help guide you and your

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Depressed and Grieving Teens: The Problem, Risks, Signs, and Solutions

Depressed and Grieving Teens: The Problem, Risks, Signs, and Solutions

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Too many times parents are too busy to see the pain in their own child’s eyes.  It is important to identify the signs of teen age depression.  Grieving teens need adult guidance and help.  It is important for parents to be there for their child and help him or her through his or her issue.   See on www.angermanagementgroups.com

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Studies in Grief: Helping a teenager deal with grief

Studies in Grief: Helping a teenager deal with grief

What to say to a 14-year-old girl who suddenly lost her father. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Studies in grief have come with numerous ways we can help teens deal with grief.  If you are interested in learning more about grief counseling with children and teens, then please review our program in child grief counseling  If you would like to learn how to become a Child Grief Counselor, then please review. By taking core courses, a certified grief counselor can earn this specialty area from the Academy of Grief Counseling.  The courses focus specifically on Child and Adolescent grief

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Child Grief and Bereavement: Be truthful when explaining death to a child

http://www.kidsdr.com American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: In correlation with a child’s maturity, it is always important to be honest with children regarding death.  Child grief and bereavement needs to be addressed and treated honestly. Children on many occasions are treated like they have no feelings or should be left out of the loop.  While different children react differently and each child should be treated as unique, it has been shown that more damage can be done when discussing death–especially with lies or imagery the child does not understand.  Child and grief bereavement is an entire science dedicated to helping

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One Way Children Cope with Grief Is with Animals

One Way Children Cope with Grief Is with Animals

Watching Alexis Walker, with a broad smile on her face, cantering across a field on a horse, it is hard to believe she is in the middle of a grief therapy session, but that’s what is happening. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Children can turn to anything when coping with grief.  One way children cope with grief is through animals.  This article looks at how horses are helping children heal from loss. #childandadolescentgriefcounseling See on news.cincinnati.com