Drawing upon interviews with bereaved people this book addresses the unique needs of those caring for children and young people in the wake of bereavement following sudden, unexpected and traumatic death. This very readable book fills an important gap in meeting the needs of parents, teachers and other who are confronted with providing support to children and young people in the wake of a traumatic loss. Deftly weaving the lived experience of the bereaved with the clinical wisdom of health professionals, this practical book deals with the real issues which confront the particular needs of young people. Although traumatic loss is a challenging, exhausting and often long term challenge, this publication provides the hopeful message that with love, care and support there is much that we can do in the face of unimaginable loss.
CEO, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
President, Association for Death Education and Counseling
Past Chair, International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement