The Art of Healing Childhood Grief : A School-Based Expressive Arts Program Promoting Social and Emotional Literacy
"The Art of Healing Childhood Grief is a ground breaking, timely tool developed to bring a spirit of playfulness and hope into the world of a grieving child." The Art of Healing Childhood Grief contains everything a bereavement facilitator, school counselor or mental health professional needs to successfully design a safe, child friendly program to fit any loss situation so children can grieve...and heal. Drawing on a rich heritage of psychological, educational, primary prevention and creative traditions, Black and Simpson have designed and implemented an innovative, school-based support program to usher in a new approach to childhood grief. Now in its fourth edition, this labor of love is filled with hundreds of expressive arts activities and a sequential curriculum organized in an easy to access format for professionals and lay facilitators to reference when working with an individual child, a small group of children or an entire school. Included in this manual is a chapter on responding to the needs of children children in the aftermath of death crises such as suicide, homicide, terrorist attacks and war.