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Pediatrics – Good Grief Program

Talking With Children About Loss

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Part I
Danger and Opportunity:  The Mourning Process in Children

  1. I Was A Forgotten Mourner
  2. We Put Old Rover To Sleep: The Task of Understanding 
  3. What Did You Bring Me From Florida? The Task Of Grieving
  4. What Happened To Grandpa's Head? The Task Of Commemorating
  5. Memory Embraces: The Task Of Going On

Part II
When Someone Dies

   6.    Don't Hug Me: When Children Lose A Parent
   7.    A Care Bear For Mamaw: When Children Lose A Grandparent
   8.    Angels Don't Have Headlights: When Children Lose A Sibling
   9.    A Video Connection With A Dying Child: Anticipatory Loss
 10.    AIDS And Suicide Disclosure: Mourning Stigmatic Deaths
 11.    Children As Living Room Witnesses: Catastrophic Losses
 12.    Anatomy Of A Crisis: The Rudie Dodge Story
 13.    Multiple Tragedies In Families And Communities: Bereavement Overload

Part III
Non-overt Losses

 14.    Fragmented Families: Mourning A Divorce
 15.    I Think Sam Is Starting To Like Me A Lot: Blended Families
 16.    Mourning The Brother I Once Had: Chronic Losses
 17.    If It's Unmentionable, It's Unmanageable: Everyday Losses

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