Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Grief in children; Bereavement in children; Children--Counseling of;
Any professional counselor who works with children will eventually be presented with children who have lost a loved one due to death. It is important, therefore, for counselors to acquire basic knowledge about how children understand death, how children are affected when shielded from the facts about death, what the grieving process looks like for children, and whether a child's reactions to death is typical or whether it is a sign of more serious mental health problems.
A brief overview summarizing these factors is included in the first section of this paper. In the second section, the author will explore how the professional counselor might best address the needs of grieving children, including the utilization of specific interventions and techniques. A brief discussion of the impact of religious and cultural influences on grieving children will also be included.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Terry T. Kottman
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©2000 Nichole J. Flint
Flint, Nichole J., "Effectively addressing the needs of bereaved children" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 835.