A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
When a loved one or community member dies by suicide, the entire community of survivors is powerfully affected. Children, as part of this community, can be deeply impacted and need adult guidance. This unique book provides parents and caregivers helpful information to better understand and communicate with children grieving with a special focus on child development and how to talk with children of various ages.
About the Authors
Sarah S. Montgomery, LCSW-C is the Coordinator of Children and Family Programs at Chesapeake Life Center, a program service of the Hospice of the Chesapeake. She has over 20 years clinical experience providing individual, family, and group counseling in a variety of settings, including school-based, outpatient psychiatry and community-based organizations.
Susan M. Coale, LCSW-C is the Clinical Specialist in Bereavement for Chesapeake Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake with 30 years experience. She provides individual and group counseling for grieving adults, children and families. She also provides clinical supervision for graduate students from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Loyola University.
“Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss is a well-researched, compassionate, and comprehensive resource that’s essential for anyone who is helping to guide a child through the traumatic experience of a suicide loss. It provides the kind of thoughtful and potentially healing information that I wish had been available to the adults in my life when I was a struggling twelve-year-old trying to find my way in the aftermath of my father’s suicide in 1970.”
Eric Marcus is Senior Director for Loss and Bereavement Programs at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and author of Why Suicide? Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know.
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