1st Edition

Supporting Young Children Experiencing Loss and Grief
A Practical Guide

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 24, 2020
ISBN 9780367422974
November 24, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
150 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Supporting Young Children Experiencing Loss and Grief provides early years practitioners and key stage one 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 key text uncovers best practice techniques to help children talk about their feelings. Covering more than bereavement, this book 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 questions 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 

7. Crisis and Disasters in Terms of Loss and Grief 

8. Ways Forward and Conclusion 

Appendix 1 – Book List 

Appendix Two – Online Resources 

Appendix Three - Delivering Training Sessions on Loss and Grief in Early Years to Staff Teams

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Deborah Price is a senior lecturer who recently 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 thirty 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.