Supporting Children Through Grief

This episode builds on our conversation with Dr. Atle Dyregrov on the topic of talking with children about death, where we focused mainly on death as a general concept and navigating the first few days after the death. Grief therapist Katie Lear has a new book called A Parent's Guide to Managing Childhood Grief and focuses on the much longer period of mourning that follows the death of someone close to a child.

We look at:
The four 'tasks' of mourning that most people (including children) move through
Activities we can do in each task to help children navigate their feelings effectively
How long the process usually takes
Signs that a child is engaged in 'complicated grief' and needs more support
Where and how to find that support

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