Healing Children's Grief:
Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer
Dr. Christ's new book is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals
working with bereaved children and adolescents. I am developing a program of bereavement
support groups for school-age children at a large urban mental health clinic. There is no
book in my personal library that I have turned to more than Dr. Christ's Healing Children's Grief.
It offers a rare and insightful window into the minds of bereaved children from age 3 to 17.
This broad age range is divided into three-year age clusters (e.g. 3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 11, etc.),
and the subtle yet clinically critical differences in each age group's grief experience and symtoms
are clearly described. The narratives that Dr. Christ shares from her work with these children are at
once touching, compelling, and profoundly informative. Simply put, this book will equip you with
age-specific interventions for bereaved children and adolescents, and is a must-read for professionals
preparing to undertake this important work.