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A Death In the Family The death of a loved one can be a trying time. Making funeral arrangements, coping with grief, and finalizing the deceased's estate can take time and energy when you have little to spare. To help, here are some common questions and answers...
Factsheet 15. Death in the family This is one in a series of leaflets for parents, teachers and young people entitled Mental Health and Growing Up. The aims of these leaflets are to provide practical, up-to-date information about mental health problems (emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders) that can affect children and young people. This leaflet looks at how a death in the family may affect a child or young person, and offers advice on how to cope with this situation.
A Death in the Family Sooner or later we are all affected by the death of someone we love. Of course, we each have our own individual way of reacting when we are faced by grief and loss, so keep in mind that one person’s response may be very different from another’s. If this is not taken into account, there can easily be a rift between different family members. Whereas some people find an outlet in uncontrollable tears, others may weep in private, or indeed find it impossible to let go at all in this way.
Dealing With The Death of A Loved One How to help a child or an adult friend or family member deal with the death of a loved one. Supporting some in their grief.
Dealing with Sudden Death. . . information for survivors [PDF Brochure] The sudden death of a person close to you is always a very painful and difficult experience. You will probably have strong feelings over a period of time, and sometimes they may seem overwhelming
Talking to children about death In most families, parents don't think about explaining death to their children until a relative dies. In the past, when people were born and died at home, death was a natural part of everyday life and children took part in that event with everybody else. Today it is important to be aware that an understanding of death does not enter a child's picture of the world by itself. Children have to be told about death. It will make sorrow and death much easier for a child to deal with if they know something about it beforehand.
Death: Dealing With Crisis at School National statistics indicate that approximately one out of every 1500-2000 students die or is killed each year, with the incidence of deaths being highest for the high school population. The most frequent causes of student deaths are accidents, homicide and suicides.
Coping With Grief: Tips for Dealing with Death, Child Grief Counseling A series of links.
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