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Companioning the Grieving Child
Companioning the Grieving Child

Companioning the Grieving Child

A Soulful Guide for Caregivers

The Companioning Series

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

176 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: July 2012

ISBN 9781617221583

Rights: WOR

Companion Press (Jul 2012)

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Overview

Guidance focused on the changes experienced due to loss

Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Wolfelt encourages counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in which the child is the expert of his or her grief—not the counselor or caregiver. The approach outlined in the book argues against treating grief as an illness to be diagnosed and treated but rather for acknowledging it as an event that forever changes a child's worldview. By promoting careful listening and observation, this guide shows caregivers, family members, teachers, and others how to support grieving children and help them grow into healthy adults.

Author Biography

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of numerous books on grief, including Companioning the Bereaved, Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, Healing the Bereaved Child, Healing Your Grieving Heart, Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.