WHAT IS SUPPORTING A GRIEVING CHILD IN MENTAL HEALTH?
A GRIEVING CHILD IN MENTAL HEALTH
should be allowed to grieve and grow through their grief. Adults have a responsibility for their care;
this may include parents, but also the wider family, teachers, youth group
leaders, religious ministers and so on.
studies have shown that after the death or departure of a parent that children
tend to suffer from loss of self-esteem, as can adults who lose a spouse. The child’s sense of personal worth may be
damaged and needs to be balanced by other significant adults. When a child dies in the family, the
remaining brothers and sisters may feel neglected, as the emotions are focussed
on the child who has died. A grieving
parent may find it hard to meet the needs of their other children due to their
own grief. They may need support themselves to be able to do so.
It is important…
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