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How to help children cope with tornadoes – child grief counseling

How to help children cope with tornadoes – child grief counseling

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has years of experience helping children cope with tragedy and disaster after the bombing April 19, 1995. They have put together a few resources to he… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: An article with links describing how parents can help children understand tornadoes and how to deal with the loss they cause. Good set of links to investigate.  Child grief counseling is an important step is recovery for a child.   You can replace homes easier than you can mend emotions.   Learning about child grief will help you help them understand what happened

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Teens Grieve Differently

Child Grief:  Teens Grieve Differently Teens grieve differently.  Child grief counselors need to understand the many issues going on inside the mind of a teenager. Grace Monet demonstrates the inner workings of the teen’s mind and how they respond to grief in the video below.   If you would like to learn more about adolescent and child grief, then click here   AIHCP

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Reasons To Consider Child Grief Counseling For Your Child

p>Grieving the loss of a loved one is something that most people find quite difficult to do in their lives. Although it’s understandable that you feel such pain, it is also important that you take the time to check how your child is doing and how he or she is feeling after a loss. Although you may think that your child can cope better than you will ever will, you should also remember that children do not have the proper coping mechanisms in place to deal with such instances. As a grown-up, it is your responsibility to ensure that your

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talking about death to children

talking about death to children

Explaining Death to Children Talking about death to children can be a tricky endeavor due to their cognitive development but it is a necessary one.  If within the discussion is in correlation with their understanding, it is important to explain death to children at an early age if possible.  This will better prepare them for future deaths in the family. Trisha of O’Connor Mortuary explains her method of discussing death with children in her article, “Princess Butterfly”-How to Explain Death and Dying to Small Children” I used to feel like the word “dead” hung awkwardly in the air whenever I

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Understanding Children and Grief Through Art.

Understanding Children and Grief Through Art.

Children and Grief: Art The expression of art can help a child express his grief.  It can tell the story of grief and help that grief find expression.  Art therapy is seen as a very important way to deal with children and grief. Monica Turnbull writes about how art can benefit children in grief in her article, “Children Channel Grief Through Art” (Sunderland Echo) CHILDREN have been channelling their grief into creating works of art. Three budding young artists took part in a 10-week course and put together a range of colourful work for an exhibition at Sunderland Minster. The

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Generation of the Iraq and Afghan Wars: How Children Grieve

Generation of the Iraq and Afghan Wars: How Children Grieve

How Children Grieve, When Daddy or Mommy Has Gone To War The effects of having one’s parent or sibling gone for periods of a time and not knowing if they will return have effects on children and how they react on the home front.  With the war against terror, American families have experienced this for the last decade and there needs to be better understanding of how children grieve if a parent has gone to war. The Univeristy of NH, Media Relations writes about this effect on children in its article, “UNH PROF: For Many Children In Military Families, Grief

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How to Help a Grieving Child

How to Help a Grieving Child

How to Help a Grieving Child By Marcia Hall   As too many adults now know, children are not always safe from harm, and they are definitely not safe from grief.  Grief for a child comes in many forms and for many reasons.  Sometimes it can be triggered by a horrific event, like a school shooting, even though the child did not personally know anyone lost.  Other times it’s triggered by something closer to home, where the child loses someone they knew well and cared about.  More often, however, grief for a child is triggered by the little things that

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Children and Coping in Grief Recovery

Children and Coping in Grief Recovery

Newtown Kids and Coping in Grief Recovery Grief recovery is sometimes easier on children.  Children and Coping in Grief Recovery is different from adults.  The biggest concern during this grieving period is that adults understand that children cope differently and to allow them to express themselves. Foxnews.com writes in the article “Experts: Kids Are Resilient In Coping With Trauma” relates how children cope with trauma. To read the article, please click here We need to take our time and give special considerations when dealing with child grief.   Many concepts that seem trivial or not important could mean a lot to

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After Trauma, Child Grief Counseling

After Trauma, Child Grief Counseling

Training in Child Grief Counseling:  Knowing the Signs of Grief in Your Child Since the tragedy of Newtown, many parents are dealt the task of talking to their children about the trauma of the Newtown shooting.  The task of reassurance and the recognition of fear in their child is a top task.  The children of Newtown especially need an observant parent to spot signs of grief which could turn complicated if necessary steps are not taken. Child grief counseling may be an important step for many children in recovering. PBS NewsHour addresses the issue of recognizing child grief especially after

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling at School

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling at School

Grief Counselors Can Help Children at School Grieve Tragic Accidents In previous blogs we discussed how children react to the loss of a classmate.  The article below talks about these ideas in action when an unfortunate summer accident led to the loss of a classmate for the entire school.  Grief Counselors who specialize in child grief were called upon the scene. Sarah Baraba of Suburban Journals describes the story in her article, “Grief Counselors Help Students Cope with Loss in Classroom”. Rogers Middle School students returning for the new school year were met with familiar faces of teachers and peers,