Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change

A Guide for Professionals and Parents, 1st Edition

By Amanda Seyderhelm


170 pages | 16 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781911186281
pub: 2019-08-16
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Whether it’s the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Nevertheless, teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents.

Designed for use with children aged 4-10, this guide offers:

  • Case studies illustrating various signs of grief and loss, to help the caregiver spot and manage a child’s pain
  • Therapeutic stories designed to be read with the child, and with prompt questions to encourage discussion
  • Creative activities and exercises that can be developed into a therapeutic ‘toolkit’ to support the child and the caregiver themselves

With chapters that move from Loss and Change to Resolution and Resilience, addressing the needs of both the child and caregiver, Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change will be an invaluable therapeutic tool.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: Loss Section 2: Change Section 3: Resolution Section 4: Resilience Appendices Resources Acknowledgements Index

About the Author

Amanda Seyderhelm is an experienced Play Therapist and enables affected children to make sense of their feelings and to find a comfortable way to express themselves and their worries through their natural language of play.

She can be found in her Stamford practice where she offers one to one sessions, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital where is an Ambassador. She is also the resident play therapist at the Faculty of The Child and Family Practice, a centre of excellence for child and family mental health. Amanda has a a BA degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy and is a member of Play Therapy UK and BACP.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General