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Author Vercoe, Elizabeth, 1967-

Title The grief book : strategies for young people / by Elizabeth Vercoe with Kerry Abramowski
Published Fitzroy, Victoria : Black Dog Books, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB SPCBC  155.937 Ver/Gbs  LIB USE ONLY
 MELB CRC  155.937 Ver/Gbs  AVAILABLE
 MELB CRC  155.937 Ver/Gbs  AVAILABLE
Description 208 pages ; 21cm
regular print
Series Childrens book of the year short list 2005
Childrens book of the year short list 2005
Contents A bag of tricks-coping strategies -- What is grief? -- My story-Elizabeth Vercoe -- Tricks -- Are you grieving? -- Looking after yourself -- Watch out for bad tricks -- Grief experts -- Visualise your grief -- Own your grief -- Dear diary -- Not being alone -- The ideal support person -- Adults or friends? -- Resisting judgement -- Don't snap out of it -- O2 -- Listening to feelings -- Sleep -- Dealing with 'why me?' -- Finding your way -- Places to grieve -- If you don't eat, you die! -- Finding out -- Punch the bread -- Who am I? -- To blob or not to blob -- Do we use the word 'dying'? -- The cup-coping on the inside -- Rearranging -- Saying goodbye -- When you can't say goodbye, release and remember -- Rituals close to home -- Spying on rituals in other cultures -- What do I do at a funeral -- Turn the radio up -- Turn it down -- I see you baby, shaking that ass -- Gorgeous skin -- Releasing guilt and regret -- Saying sorry -- Drumming out anger -- Releasing anger -- Artful fun-exploring art -- Dealing with pain -- Cry baby -- Touch -- Dirty therapy -- Letting others in -- Time heals all wounds-or does it? -- Daydreaming and meditation -- I think I can, I think I can -- The gift of giving -- Help someone else -- Staying sane with humour -- Retail therapy -- Talking to yourself -- Imagination -- Moving on-life after grief -- Sharing the grief book -- Acknowledgements -- About the authors -- A note about adolescence and grief
Summary This is a book for people who have lost someone, whose families have split up, who aren't feeling good. When someone is stuck, and can't find the way out of their grief, this book will show them the way. This is a book for young people; this is a book for anyone experiencing grief. Shortlisted for CBCA Book of the Year Award. 12+
Analysis juvenile Nonfiction
Notes Qld Premier's Literary Awards 2005
Bibliography Bibliography: page 201
Audience For children 12 years and over
Notes Shortlisted for CBCA Book of the Year Award
Subject Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Juvenile literature.
Loss (Psychology)
Grief in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Youth and death -- Juvenile literature.
Grief -- Juvenile literature.
Bereavement in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Bereavement in children.
Grief in children.
Loss (Psychology) in children -- Juvenile literature.
Grief in children -- Juvenile literature.
Bereavement in adolescence -- Psychological aspects.
Grief in adolescence.
Bereavement in children -- Juvenile literature.
Youth and death.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Author Abramowski, Kerry.
LC no. 2005412590
ISBN 1876372524 paperback