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Author McCue, Kathleen.
Title How to help children through a parent's serious illness : supportive, practical advice from a leading child life specialist / Kathleen McCue, Ron Bonn.
Imprint New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition Revised and Updated.
Book Cover
 CAHS Medical Library  BF 575.G7 MCC 2011    AVAILABLE


Phys. Description xxii, 345 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. The first day of the rest of your life -- 2. Getting it together -- 3. Early warnings -- 4. Help! How to give it, where to get it -- 5. The wonderful, terrible Internet -- 6. Preparing children for hospital visits -- Coming home -- 8. Chronic illness: when it won't get better -- 9. Dealing with a parent's mental illness -- 10. When things get very bad -- Special situations. 11. Children and trauma -- 12. Single parenting, multiple households -- 13. Genetic diseases: "No, but ... ' -- 14. Some other special situations -- 15. Emily's hero.
Summary "In the fifteen years since it was published, HOW TO HELP CHILDREN THROUGH A PARENT'S SERIOUS ILLNESS has become the standard work on the subject. If offers supportive, practical advice, including: what to tell children about their parent's illness, how to recognize early-warning signs in a child's drawings, sleep patterns, schoolwork and eating habits, and when and where to get professional help. This remains the only work dedicated to helping children come through a family medical crisis emotionally whole - no matter what the outcome of the crisis itself. But those fifteen years have brought a tsunami of new developments affecting these children, all of which will be explored in this greatly expanded new edition, including the dangers and opportunities of the Internet, a deep new understanding of how hereditary diseases affect children, the impact of the nation's explosive growth in single-parent families, and new insights into how family trauma and mental illness may affect children. Based on the lifetime experience and clinical practice of Kathleen McCue, MA, CCLS, one of America 's leading child life practitioners, HOW TO HELP CHILDREN THROUGH A PARENT'S SERIOUS ILLNESS will continue to be a go-to book for generations of families in medical crisis"--
Subject FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement. bisacsh
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Interpersonal Relations. bisacsh
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations. bisacsh
Family Health -- Popular Works.
Child Psychology.
Parent-Child Relations -- Popular Works.
Chronic Disease -- psychology -- Popular Works.
Child Psychology -- Popular Works.
Critical Illness -- psychology -- Popular Works.
Parental Death -- Popular Works.
Family Health.
Parent-Child Relations.
Critical Illness -- psychology.
Chronic Disease -- psychology.
Psychology, Child.
Parental Death.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Interpersonal Relations. bisacsh
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Death, Grief, Bereavement. bisacsh
PSYCHOLOGY -- Interpersonal Relations. bisacsh
Parent and child.
Sick -- Family relationships.
Parents -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Family psychotherapy.
Family psychotherapy. fast
Parent and child. fast
Parents -- Death -- Psychological aspects. fast
Sick -- Family relationships. fast
Genre Popular Works
Other Number 2011027055
Alt Author Bonn, Ron.
ISBN 9780312697686 (pbk.)
Marc BF723.P25 M33 2011