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Grieving, Bereavement And Serious Illness


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Hi all,

 

I am fortunate enough not to have had to experience any of the children I care for dealing with death or serious illness...

 

but for my Foundation Degree, I have to explore this, find resources and compile a book list (and read them).

 

Does anyone have any suggestions for good books for the under 5's, or for me as a practitioner to support me.

 

We have Badger's parting gifts and Goodbye Mog, which are good, but any others you would recommend?

 

Also, if anyone has any other advice or experiences they would be willing to share (by PM is preferred), then I would really appreciate exploring this area with you.

 

I realise that it will not be much good to do this if/when faced with this in practice - I want to feel prepared.

 

Many thanks.

 

MPS09

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Winstons wish, our area Senco team had a bereavement box with all kinds of resources to give support for children that had sadly passed away or close relatives.

 

I sadly have had experience of this in our setting with a parent of two of her children being in our setting at the time.

I would be willing to share with you pm of our experience and how we dealt with such a loss, although remaining confidential for the family concerned.

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Although this is a subject that no one ever really wants to think about or talk about this should be on all settings CPD training programme alongside the usual Child protection, first aid, etc etc.

 

This post has made me think that grievance and bereavement is not usually a topic offered for training by LA's. (although I could be mistaken).

 

Peggy

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Winstons wish, our area Senco team had a bereavement box with all kinds of resources to give support for children that had sadly passed away or close relatives.

 

I sadly have had experience of this in our setting with a parent of two of her children being in our setting at the time.

I would be willing to share with you pm of our experience and how we dealt with such a loss, although remaining confidential for the family concerned.

 

 

thank you for this Bridger, I would like to share with you - if that's still ok.

 

I will contact our area Senco and see what resources they have.

 

I have to be honest - I haven't really thought about this to this degree - and I hope with all my heart that I never have to deal with it, but if I do I want to be prepared...

 

Thank you for all your replies

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Thank you for your suggestions - and especially to those who shared there experiences with me. This is much appreciated.

 

I have also found an oxfordshire organisation called Seesaw (www.seesaw.org.uk) which has some useful suggestions on it.

 

Wishing everyone well.. :oxD

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