Table of contents for Handbook for those who grieve : what you should know and what you can do during times of loss : a resource for family, friends, ministers, caregivers, and colleagues / Martin M. Auz & Maureen Lyons Andrews.


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Table of Contents


About the Authors v

Acknowledgments ix

1 When It Begins 1

The Help You Need Right Now 2
What This Book Provides 3

2 What To Do, What To Say 5

When You Are the One Who Is Grieving 6
When You Are the One Providing Care 11
When You Are the One Who Must Break the News 20
How to Help Immediately after Someone Has Died 22
How to Deal with Funeral Arrangements 25
What to Do to Support Those Who Are Grieving 34
What Not to Do to Support Those Who
Are Grieving 39
When You Are a "Grief Manager" 42


3 Understanding Different Kinds of Grief 45

When Your Spouse or Partner Has Died 46
When Your Parent Has Died 51
When Your Child Has Died 54
When Your Unborn or Newly Born Child Has Died 58
When You Are Dealing with a Loss through
Abortion or Adoption 61
When You and Your Partner Grieve in DifferentWays 63
When Your Brother or Sister Has Died 66
When Your Close Friend Has Died 70
When Your Pet Has Died 72
When You Are Grieving but Have Gone
Back to Work 74
When Your Coworker or Employee Is Grieving 76
When You Have No Love for the Deceased 78

4 Children and Grief 81

How to Talk to Children about Death 82
How to Help Children Deal with Death 85
How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Parent 88
How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Sibling 89
How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet 90

5 Violent and Unexpected Deaths 95

When Your Loved One Has Committed Suicide 96
When Your Loved One Has Been Murdered 99
When Your Loved One Has Died in an Accident 102
When a Loved One Has Died as the Result of a National Disaster 105

6 Sample Letters to Send to

Those Who Are Grieving 109
To Someone Who Has Lost a Spouse 111
To an Adult Who Has Lost a Parent 112
To a Young Child Who Has Lost a Parent 113
To an Older Child Who Has Lost a Parent 114
To Someone Who Has Lost a Child 115
To Someone Who Has Lost an Unborn or Newly Born Child 116
To a Coworker Who Has Lost a Family Member 117
To Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One to Suicide 118
To Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One to
Violent or Unexplained Death 119
To Someone Who Is Facing the Anniversary of a Loss 120

7 Support Groups 123

When You Need More Support than You're Getting 123
How to Evaluate or Organize a Grief Support Group 128

8 Closing Thoughts 133

9 Other Resources 135

Organizations 135

Books 138
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Grief.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Loss (Psychology)