Letters from a Friend: A Sibling's Guide to Coping and Grief, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Letters from a Friend

A Sibling's Guide to Coping and Grief, 1st Edition

By Erika R. Barber


184 pages

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This unique workbook is a comprehensive compilation of therapeutic activities developed to address the needs and issues of children and adolescents following the death of a brother or sister. The workbook is organized into distinct topic-specific sections relating to sibling hospitalisation, illness, injury, and death. Games, creative writing, and drawing exercises offer opportunities to share feelings and relay experiences in a non-threatening format.. Letters from a Friend may be used by children or teens independently to create a personal journal of their bereavement and coping processes as well as a chronicle of their lives as surviving siblings.

Table of Contents

My Sibling’s Illness/Injury

Dying and Hospice

My Past Death Experiences

My Sibling’s Death

Death Services/Ceremonies

Sympathy Cards/SIB-A-THY Card Program

Visiting My Sibling’s Body

Returning to School

My Religion and My God

Grief Feelings




It’s Not Fair

Guilt/If I Had Only



The Game of Survival

My Family

Police and the Law

Newspapers, TV, and the Media

My Sibling’s Friends

Dreams and Nightmares

Anniversaries and "Firsts"


Emotional Support

Surviving My Future

Shapes of Survival Game


Pen Pal Program

Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals

Blank Schedule and Calendar


About the Series

Death, Value and Meaning Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health