How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness: Supportive, Practical Advice from a Leading Child Life Specialist Paperback – Dec 20 2011
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- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; Second Edition, Revised (Dec 20 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312697686
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312697686
- Item Weight : 313 g
- Dimensions : 14.43 x 2.34 x 21.03 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #429,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
“Prepares parents to address children's fears with absolute honest and profound empathy.” ―Booklist
“Offers detailed guidance.” ―The New York Times
“McCue and Bonn should earn the gratitude of generations of young people for whom the tragedy of a parent's loss will be eased by this volume's sage advice.” ―Walter Cronkite
“Clearly written and richly researched, this book is a true how-to manual, exploring specific scenarios and offering step-by-step advice. It is sensitive to the needs of different age groups, family situations, and types of illness.” ―Connie Chung
About the Author
KATHLEEN MCCUE, M.A., C.C.L.S. pioneered the care and treatment of children stressed by a parent's grave illness in her renowned clinic and playroom at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then founded and continues to direct the children's program at The Gathering Place, a support center for families touched by cancer, in Cleveland.
How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness is based on her lifetime of experience in the field she helped create.
RON BONN, a three-time Emmy Award winning television journalist for CBS News and NBC News, now teaches journalism at the University of San Diego.
Top reviews from other countries
The description of the impact of the illness, needs of children and the approaches to address these needs are very practical.
I have used it in my professional work with families living with cancer.
This must be an essential reading for all professionals working with individuals with a diagnosis of cancer.