1st Edition

Supporting Young Children Experiencing Loss and Grief
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9780367422974
Published November 25, 2020 by Routledge
144 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Supporting Young Children Experiencing Loss and Grief provides early years practitioners and Key Stage 1 teachers with practical advice to support children experiencing feelings related to change and loss.

Using key case studies and interviews with children and adults, this important text uncovers best-practice techniques to help children talk about their feelings. Covering more than bereavement, it considers the loss children feel when they move home, undergo a change in routine, experience their parents' or carers' separation, move settings or lose contact with a close friend, nursery practitioner or teacher.

Providing answers to the key question of how to support children who have feelings of loss and grief, Supporting Young Children Experiencing Loss and Grief is a must-read text for all those working with young children in caring environments who are looking to provide children with the tools they need to talk about their emotions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 

2. Theories of Grief and Loss 

3. Feelings 

4. Case Studies with Children 

5. Case Studies with Adults 

6. Resources and Settings 

7. Crises and Disasters in Terms of Loss and Grief 

8. Ways Forward and Conclusion 

Appendix A: Book List 

Appendix B: Online Resources 

Appendix C: Delivering Training Sessions on Loss and Grief in Early Years to Staff Teams

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Deborah Price is a senior lecturer who has worked at the University of Brighton and The Open University, UK. She has worked in early and primary years as a teacher, trainer, inspector and lecturer.

Clair Barnard has worked with the Early Childhood Project for over 30 years as an equalities play worker, community activist and champion of children's rights, shining a light on the under-represented children in Brighton and Hove, who often go unheard.