• Title: Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for Practitioners
  • Author: Nancy Boyd Webb DSW BCD RPT-S
  • Released: 1993-08-13
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 0898621305
  • ISBN13: 978-0898621303
  • ASIN: 0898621305
Review "A gem that must be in the library of all health care professionals and school and recreational personnel who work with children. So much comprehensive and practical wisdom is superbly expressed in this single volume!" --From the Foreword by Earl A. Grollman, D.D., author of Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child

"This is an eminently practical book filled with sound theory, illustrative cases, and well thought out, clinically based approaches to helping children cope with loss. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of any practitioner who assists bereaved children." --Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., College of New Rochelle, President 93-94, Association for Death Education and Counseling

"The impact of death on children and how to assist in the healing process is one of the least understood concepts in the field of mental health. Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for Practitioners is a vitally needed text that will fill a large gap in the training of those who will encounter grieving children in their work including therapists, child care workers, teachers, pastors, school counselors, and youth workers. We cannot afford to poorly handle or inadequately address the needs of the many children impacted annually by a significant loss. I highly recommend that this book be in the library of every professional who works with children." --Donna L. Schuurman, Ed.D., Executive Director, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children

"This book will provide an excellent resource for those working with bereaved children. The detailed case discussions are especially valuable for the therapist in training." --J. William Worden, Ph.D., Co-Director, Child Bereavement Study, Massachusetts General Hospital

"Dr. Nancy Boyd Webb has compiled a timely, extremely useful book for social work students, teachers and practitioners in virtually any setting....a well researched, well organized book that flows so easily that one forgets that the book was not written by her exclusively.... One of the book's unique features is the number of reproducible forms, with the publisher's permission, for recording significant data about the child's background, the events surrounding the death and the child's potential support systems. These forms are excellent teaching tools and welcome additions to clinical practice.... The wealth of material contained in this book will enable many students and clinicians who must serve bereaved children now, without the benefit of formal training to confront this enormous challenge with greater sensitivity and insight. This book is likely to become a popular reference text for most health and mental health professional who work with children and families." --Susan Bendor, D.S.W. Associate Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

About the Author Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, is University Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Her publications include <i>Helping Bereaved Children</i> and <i>Social Work Practice with Children,</i> as well as an award-winning video, <i>Techniques of Play Therapy</i>. In addition to teaching and writing, she maintains a clinical practice and supervises and consults with schools and agencies. A board-certified diplomate in clinical social work and a registered play therapy supervisor, Dr. Webb presents frequently at play therapy, social work, and mental health conferences in the United States and abroad.

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