Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training Article on Child Grief

Child grieving is unique and different than adult grieving.  Child grief is multi dimensional based on the child’s age and maturity.  Children grieve differently and understand reality and death and loss differently.  Due to this, it is critical to discuss loss with children and expose them to the reality of it in a good way.

It is important to understand children and how they grieve. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program

The article, “How to Help a Child Cope With Grief” by Jen Chesak looks deeper into how one can better discuss loss and grief with children.  She states,

“Let’s be real. Grief is tough enough for adults — even though we understand that death is an inescapable part of life. The loss of a loved one is never easy, regardless of our age. That’s why when it comes to explaining grief to kids, we can get a big knot in our throat.”

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Teaching Loss to a Toddler

Explaining death to a toddler can be difficult.  Children throughout their development require certain explanations about loss.  Much of this is based on their understanding and comprehension of loss.  Toddlers and their feelings still need addressed.  They will notice the loss and need reassurance.

Teaching a toddler about death and loss is important
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The article, “How To Explain Death To A Toddler, According To An Expert — Because It’s Just Part Of Life” by Jennifer Parris states,

“Forget about the birds and the bees. The talk that most parents dread having with their small children is the one about death. It’s an uncomfortable subject that many people don’t want to deal with, much less try to talk to a child about. I mean, how do you really explain death to a toddler? It’s a subject that none of us truly understands in the first place.”

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Death can be difficult to discuss but it is important to address loss even with a toddler.  Learning how to express death and explain it is important.  Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program

 

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program Article on Children and Funerals

One of the biggest questions of parents is if they should expose their children to funerals.  Funerals are an important event for younger children to attend.  It allows them to understand death and also say goodbye in their own way.  One should not overload an individual child’s understanding but exposing one to the ritual of death and loss is a healthy experience.

It is healthy for children to attend a funeral. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program

The article,  “Dear David Coleman: Should I bring my son to his grandad’s funeral?” by David Coleman states,

“Even witnessing the burial or cremation of the body can be helpful for children to understand something of the process of death in our culture.”

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Article on Child Grief and Professionals

Healthcare professionals need to understand the nature and grief of children.   Children grieve differently and need guidance.  Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counselors can help in this process.

Children grieve differently and professionals need to address that.  Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program
Children grieve differently and professionals need to address that. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program

Some may already be licensed counselors, others may be social workers or health care providers, but a certification in Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling is a useful tool in helping grieving children.

The article, “When Children Grieve: 10 Important Points for Youth Welfare Professionals” by Irene Searles McClatchey looks at important aspects of child grief.  The article states, 

“The following 10 tips for helping grieving children and teens and their caregivers derive from my own practice with bereaved children. I have held healing camps for children and adolescents bereaved of a parent or sibling three to four times a year for the past 24 years. Over this time span it has become evident that children need to have their grief acknowledged and a space to have their feelings listened to.”

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training Article on Child Grief

It is very heartbreaking to see one’s child grieve.  Helping children overcome grief is an important task of any parent or relative. Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training can also help parents and friends better understand the nature of grief in children.

Understanding child grief is important. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training
Understanding child grief is important. Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training

The article, “Tips on what to do when a child experiences death and grief” by LOH SIT FONG states.

Losing someone or something we love is part of life. As adults, we are mature and experienced enough to understand this. However, grief and sorrow may be something a child has never experienced before.
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Please also review our Grief Counseling Training at AIHCP.   The program is online and independent study.   Through the basic Grief Counseling Program, you can then apply for the Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Training

Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Article on Dealing with One’s Childhood Grief

Good article on issues adults can face from their childhood trauma.

How well do you cope with your childhood grief experiences? Please also review our child and adolescent grief counseling program
How well do you cope with your childhood grief experiences? Please also review our child and adolescent grief counseling program

The article, Coping with childhood grief: Your experience, Source; Stuff states

“Twenty years on from Princess Diana’s death, Princes William and Harry have opened up about the grief that is, in Harry’s words, “still raw”.”

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The article invites one to share their own history and own stories about childhood grief or trauma.  Sometimes talking about loss and trauma from childhood can help one overcome current issues

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Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling at School

Grief Counselors Can Help Children at School Grieve Tragic Accidents

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In previous blogs we discussed how children react to the loss of a classmate.  The article below talks about these ideas in action when an unfortunate summer accident led to the loss of a classmate for the entire school.  Grief Counselors who specialize in child grief were called upon the scene.

Sarah Baraba of Suburban Journals describes the story in her article, “Grief Counselors Help Students Cope with Loss in Classroom”.

“Rogers Middle School students returning for the new school year were met with familiar faces of teachers and peers, but there was one face that was missing.
Christopher Marks, who would have started seventh grade this month, drowned in the Meramec River a few weeks before the first day of school.”

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Mark Moran, MA

Books on Child Grief – "Daddy's Gone" Explores the Mind of Child

A Book for the Grieving Child

books on child grief. Please review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling program
books on child grief. Please review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling program
Millie Richmond’s short illustrated story about a boy who loses his father shows the emotions and thoughts of a little boy who is experiencing grief.  The book illustrates what the child thinks in response to well intentioned but uninformed adults who hope to guide the child through grief.  From the pastor to the boy’s aunt, one finds a variety of common things usually said to children in grief that are detrimental to the child’s grief recovery.
In this way, “Daddy’s Gone” not only can be therapeutical for a child but also informative for an adult who overuses various pithy sayings during times of grief.  More information can be found on “Daddy’s Gone” at  www.millierichmond.comThere you can also purchase in bulk for work groups of grieving children.
If you are interested in Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling, please also review our site and learn more about how a child grieves and other books on child grief.
Mark Moran, MA, GC-C, SCC-C