Guidelines are presented in the book of how one can create a "helping healing relationship." Through reading and participating in the activities presented, the reader will become capable of establishing a very special kind of goal-directed experience with the grieving child. Unites interpretation of human research and grief processes to accentuate the quality of caregiving to children during their grief periods. Explained are the stages through which the grieving person must travel with help, characteristics of a caregiver are expounded, and techniques presented to create the best atmosphere for a grieving child to thrive with love and care.
About the Author
Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., is an internationally known teacher, grief counselor, and author of Understanding Grief, Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, and The Journey Through Grief. He is director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and faculty member at the University of Colorado Medical School's department of family medicine. He is the "Children and Grief" columnist for Bereavement magazine and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and NBC's The Today Show. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.