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A Tale of Two Teens and Their Grief: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know

A Tale of Two Teens and Their Grief: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know

Caregivers play a huge role in the coping journey of teens grieving the loss of a sibling. Understanding why a teen might be reacting to grief in a troubling way is the first step on the road to better coping and a brighter future. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Good article on the subjective nature of grief and how different people, especially teens, respond to trauma, grief and loss.  Good certified grief counselors need to know the different grief reactions and to how better help grieving teens. Please review our certified grief counselors program as well as a our adolescent

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Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief

Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief

When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I’d always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me th Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.timesherald.com There is a fine line between protecting children from grief and not helping them learn to cope with grief and learn important skills.  As parents we need to know when and how to help a child deal with grief.  Every situation is different depending on the childs age and

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Spot’s Corner: Pets help children grieve, cope

Spot’s Corner: Pets help children grieve, cope

Pets can offer support to all ages, with a wagging tail, a wet lick to the face or purring curled up in one’s lap. We may not even witness the support they give to family members just by their being near when no one else is. Sourced through Scoop.it from: savannahnow.com Pets provide an enormous emotional life for the grieving.  This is also the case with children.  This article looks at the impact pets can have on children and how they can relate to them with grieving and find solace. If you would like to learn more about child grief

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This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World

This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World

And it doesn’t involve going to sleep for a really long time. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.buzzfeed.com A good article about discussing death with children and what to say and what not to say.  Too many times adults say the wrong thing or do not understand the grieving of children.  This article reviews some do and do not issues. If you would like to learn more about child grief counseling training, then please review the program #childgriefcounselingtraining

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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