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Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Immediate Help for People Caring for Children of All Ages at the Time of a Close Bereavement

Mary Turner
Illustrated by Elaine Bailey

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. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-295-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, death, depression, emotions, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, suicide, trauma

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

John R. Cutcliffe

A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-082-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, palliative care

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Hilary Elfick and David Head
Edited by Cynthia Fuller

This inspiring poetry collection explores one of the most painful subjects to make sense of in writing - caring for the dying and the dead. Drawing on the authors' work in hospices, these poems explore the experience of either supporting, or being, someone going through the physical changes and complex emotions that accompany ill-health and death. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-247-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, grief, health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Reflections on Palliative Care

Christopher Johns

The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-212-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, grief, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Emotional Release for Children

Emotional Release for Children

Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future

Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan

The book provides methods for helping children and adolescents experiencing depression, fear, grief and unpredictable anger to release such emotional stress and develop their happiness and emotional well being. It includes clear, step-by-step games and exercises for encouraging children's growth of self-awareness and reclaiming of self-esteem. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-225-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem

Trauma, the Body and Transformation

Trauma, the Body and Transformation

A Narrative Inquiry

Edited by Kim Etherington

Trauma suffered during childhood can affect not only a person's emotional and mental health, but also their physical health, even into adulthood. This unique book fills a gap in research in this area, providing personal and theoretical perspectives on trauma and recovery. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-106-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, mental health, psychology, social work, trauma

The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Play Therapy Narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

Play therapy can be a very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. This book describes the work of nine play therapists through the narratives of children - and some adults - whose stories emerge during their play therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-063-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, play therapy

Journeys into Palliative Care

Journeys into Palliative Care

Roots and Reflections

Edited by Christina Mason

This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-030-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, palliative care

A Teacher's Handbook of Death

A Teacher's Handbook of Death

Maggie Jackson and Jim Colwell

Teachers are increasingly called upon to discuss and explain death and dying to children in the classroom. This book provides them with methods to facilitate open discussions of death and to find suitable ways of talking with children about what happens when someone they know dies. more »

2001, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-015-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, emotions, palliative care, youthwork

On Death, Dying and Not Dying

On Death, Dying and Not Dying

Peter Houghton

In June 2000 Peter Houghton, a counselor in palliative care, was weeks from death due to cardiomyopathy. Then he was offered the chance to participate in a clinical trial. Six months later he was not only still alive, but planning a long distance walk for charity and writing this book about his experiences. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-020-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: autobiography, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social work

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

John Holland

This book is a highly practical book that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. As well as offering valuable insight into the impact of death on children, the author provides practical guidelines for how teachers and parents can better support children through parental bereavement while they are at school. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-016-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, palliative care, safeguarding children, social work, trauma

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Eileen H. Jones

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-004-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, counselling, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychotherapy, social work, storymaking

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

What it Feels Like and What You Can Do to Help Yourself: A Workbook by Young People for Young People

Pat Mood and Lesley Whittaker

This unique workbook is both written and illustrated by children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. They offer advice, based on their own experiences, on how to cope with the upheavals of bereavement. The workbook encourages readers to consider personal coping strategies and examine their relationships with those around them. more »

2001, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-920-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Nurturing Resilience

Paul Barnard, Ian Morland and Julie Nagy

The recognition of children's natural resilience as fundamental to their ability to cope with trauma is central to this book. Deriving from the authors' experience of working with bereaved children, the book promotes the idea of healthy coping, and explores ways in which children and their families can be enabled to do this. more »

1999, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-785-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

The Forgotten Mourners

The Forgotten Mourners

Guidelines for Working with Bereaved Children
2nd edition

Sister Margaret Pennells and Susan C Smith

Children have long been the "forgotten mourners". This new and revised edition raises awareness of the sensitive issues involved for bereaved children, highlighting their needs and their emotional and behavioural responses when a bereavement occurs. more »

1999, Paperback: £11.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-758-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

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