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Talking to Children about Death


This guide is based on material prepared by child bereavement expert, Maria Trozzi, M.Ed., for parents, relatives and other adults who have an opportunity to help bereaved children and adolescents. According to Ms. Trozzi, when a death occurs, adults can play an important role. No matter the circumstances of the death, it challenges the coping skills of youngsters. Early attention to their needs makes it possible to keep them psychologically healthy and prevents the development of future emotional problems. This information should help you raise young people who are able to deal with loss in a healthy way – a way that will make their grief "Good Grief."

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