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Description - Someone Very Important Has Just Died by Mary Turner

When a family member or close friend dies, it can be difficult to know how best to help the children and teenagers involved. Someone Very Important Has Just Died is a practical book written for those caring for children and teenagers suffering a close bereavement. Intended for use immediately or soon after the death has occurred, this book gives practical and detailed guidance on what adults might say and do to help children. This much-needed resource tackles the sensitive issues of what to tell children, how far to include them in the events immediately after the death, and how to tend to their physical and emotional needs. The material is suitable for anyone regardless of their background and beliefs, and is supplemented with information on where to go to obtain longer term bereavement support. Someone Very Important Has Just Died is an ideal resource for professionals in all areas of work relating to bereavement. It is designed to be given to adults with children in their care at the time of a death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843102953
ISBN-10: 1843102951
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Turner

Mary Turner is a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Malvern, Worcestershire. She has considerable experience working with grieving children and families in social service, hospital, hospice and bereavement service settings. She teaches on university palliative care courses. Elaine Bailey is a freelance illustrator.