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Do you know Harry Potter ? well he's an orphan : every bereaved child matters.

Hunt, K. F. (2006) 'Do you know Harry Potter ? well he's an orphan : every bereaved child matters.', Journal of pastoral care in education., 24 (2). pp. 39-44.


The needs of children who are experiencing loss in all its many guises including separation through divorce, death, war, to name but a few, are many and varied. Presenting issues may include emotional disturbance. In addition, many bereaved children have to cope with a vulnerability to physical illness. In some schools, children are offered counselling or specialist emotional and therapeutic support at times of bereavement. In this article, the author uses case-study examples and autobiographical material, to suggest that child-chosen play, art and children's literature can provide a vehicle for bereavement management and eventual resolution. The author argues that professionals involved in the care and education of children can work together to benefit grieving children.

Item Type:Article
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Keywords:Children, Loss, Bereavement.
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Record Created:07 Jul 2008
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:26

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