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Resources to help your child understand and cope with loss and death

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

Thousands of children each year experience the death of a loved one. Making peace with the shock, guilt, and tragedy of death is a complicated and arduous process.

Parents and guardians can support children recognizing the bereavement task:

1- Understand death and acknowledge the permanence of it

2- Mourn and cope with feelings

3- Mourn and adjust to the loss and change

4- Address ambivalent feelings

5- Preserve positive memories

6- Redefine the relationship, maintain a healthy attachment

7- Develop commitment to new relationships

8- Make meaning

Children grieve in bursts, and engaging in therapy can help parents and children find some meaning in a time of suffering. In our clinic, work jointly with children and parents to help t self-learning and or activities aimed at helping them to recognize and manage effectively a variety of feelings that they might experience.

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