Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Article on Explaining Tragedy to Children

Sometimes it is difficult to discuss with children the dangerous nature of the world.  Explaining tragic accidents and why people die is one of those difficult conversations.  It is important to learn how to communicate loss and grief to children.

Explaining tragedy to children can be difficult and hard.  Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Program
Explaining tragedy to children can be difficult and hard. Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Program

The article, “How to talk with your children about tragic accidents” by Sarah Guernelli states,

In a tragic loss such as the one that occurred Wednesday afternoon, local health specialist told Western Mass News that talking with your children about a situation like this is important.

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Also to learn more about helping children through grief and learning how to communicate with them, please review our program.  AIHCP’s program in Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling gives certified grief counselors the chance to learn more about counseling children through bereavement.

Child Grief Counseling Certification Article on Honesty with Children

When talking to children about loss, honesty is the best policy. Learning about death instead of being sheltered from it is important learning process in the life of a child,

Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Certification
Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Certification

The article, Honesty, plain language are key to explaining death and grief to kids, by BRANDIE WEIKLE states,

“No one here gets out alive.

Perhaps a few astronauts and billionaire pioneers will depart to redder pastures on Mars. But for the rest of us, our time on earth will come to a more conventional end.”

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Extra care required when dying parents have young kids

Children who lose parents need extra care and counseling. Please review our program in  child grief counseling
Children who lose parents need extra care and counseling. Please review our program in child grief counseling

End-of-life care for parents of young children may need to include additional support services that help the entire family cope with terminal illness, a recent study suggests.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.reuters.com

Good article about remembered the extra care children require of dying parents.  This is a tough situation for any child to lose a parent but to especially see the gradual loss of life.  Guidance and help and counseling are all necessary to help the child grieve, cope and adapt to this loss.

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How to help children cope with tornadoes – child grief counseling

child grief counseling
child grief counseling

The article, “How to help children cope with tornadoes, disaster”, by  Kfor-TV and Ashton Edwards states

“The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has years of experience helping children cope with tragedy and disaster after the bombing April 19, 1995.”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

An article with links describing how parents can help children understand tornadoes and how to deal with the loss they cause. Good set of links to investigate.  Child grief counseling is an important step is recovery for a child.   You can replace homes easier than you can mend emotions.   Learning about child grief will help you help them understand what happened and why.

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Reasons To Consider Child Grief Counseling For Your Child

p>Grieving the loss of a loved one is something that most people find quite difficult to do in their lives. Although it’s understandable that you feel such pain, it is also important that you take the time to check how your child is doing and how he or she is feeling after a loss. Although you may think that your child can cope better than you will ever will, you should also remember that children do not have the proper coping mechanisms in place to deal with such instances. As a grown-up, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is okay and that he or she is dealing with the loss in a healthy way. This very need to ensure that any child facing a loss is able to mourn in a healthy way is what paved the way for child grief counseling . The pain of grief is difficult for some adults to cope with but to expect a child to deal with it without any help is just too much. What’s good about having your child undergo grief counseling is that the professionals helping them deal with the loss are highly-trained and qualified. When you are a parent, you know that your child’s well-being does not end with the emotional and mental aspects. You also need to make sure that your child is healthy, and for some this means hiring a trainer. A child sometimes manifests his grief by eating unhealthy or having a difficult time doing his usual routine, and this case it is best that you seek help from a health coach training expert. A health coach has the necessary tools to help your child deal with the grief by providing fitness goals and encouraging your child to join in various activities. If you are a licensed health care professional, this is also an excellent career opportunity you can consider. You will surely find plenty of institutions offering training and certification programs online, and it would just be a matter of choosing which one to sign up for based on your current career and the goals you want to obtain. If you feel you need more information about grief counseling and health training, you can go online and look for helpful resources. AIHCP is one of the best places you can visit if you need to seek more information on these topics and other programs you can sign up for. Here you will be able to learn more about the certification and training programs which you can sign up for if you want to branch out in your career. If you are interested in them career-wise, you can contact them for more information so you get to find out what joining these courses will mean for you. If you want to know more about health coach training then visit a href=”http://www.aihcp.org” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.aihcp.org/a> for more details./p>br/>div style=”background-color: #E3E3E3; background-image: url(‘http://www.scoop.it/resources/img/v3/white_quote.png’); background-position: 10px 10px; background-repeat: no-repeat; margin-top: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-left: 42px; padding-right: 10px; padding-bottom: 10px; line-height: 17px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-hyphens: auto;”>div style=”margin-left: 0px;”>b>Dominick Flarey/b>’s insight:/div>div style=”margin-left: 0px;”>p style=”margin-left: 0px;”>p>This is important. Many children are suffering from grief. Check out our Grief Program at : a href=”http://www.aihcp.org”>http://www.aihcp.org/a>/p>/p>/div>/div>br/>See on a href=’http://bit.ly/SYgrtR’>bit.ly/a>

Child Grief and ADHD Counseling with Depressed Children

Depression in children and ADHD Counseling

 
Childhood and adolescent depression has increased dramatically in the past several decades.  Some blame the sensitivity of children combined with the increased violence and use of video games.  Others look to the increased use of drugs and alcohol in the parents that may have genetically affected their children.  Others point to a mixture of problems, such as manifestations of ADHD and point out that ADHD counseling or other psychological counseling is needed to deal with the depression.

Depression and Anxiety from within
Depression and Anxiety from within
 
Symptoms of depression in children are very similar to those of an adult suffering from depression.  The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – IV addition) lists the criteria for adult depression and depression in children as the same.  Although the criteria are the same, children often do not have the vocabulary to talk about their feelings and may express them through behavior instead of words.  Younger children with depression may act out their depression with phobias, separation anxiety, ADHD, or somatic complaints (body problems). 
Depression in children can be observed via external signs.  The child can become sick or be less spontaneous and have less energy in their normal daily activities.  Young children may become tearful or irritable and become self-destructive. Depression in children in their adolescent years will exhibit academic decline, disruptive behavior and problems with their friends.  The adolescent’s grades will fall along with a decline in less after school activity.
These symptoms are merely the manifestation of the problem.  To rectify and help the child, one must  in addition to identifying the depression understand its root causes.  Causes of depression in children have not been conclusively defined.  There are factors such as stressful life experiences, inconsistent parenting and a negative view of the world.  Depression in children is also associated with a family history of mood disorders and the existence of other psychiatric conditions.  Some feel that children inherit a predisposition to depression and anxiety but environmental triggers are necessary for manifestation.
Treatment of depression in childhood does not have a cookbook technique.  The treatment must be tailored to the history of the family, the needs of the child and the risk versus benefit.  Often psychotherapy is employed first and medication is supplemented if improvement is minimal. 
Regardless, identifying the symptoms and understanding the causes are critical for a parent with a child who is depressed.  Counseling is imperative for the overall mental health of the child.  Through this child grief counseling, the child can eventually overcome the depression and the situation at home or school can be rectified.