The experience of losing a loved one ushers us all into the unfamiliar and unwelcome territory of grief. But for a child, encountering the mystery of death can be particularly overwhelming.
I Will Remember You is a child's guide through grief that is formed both by the truths of our Catholic faith and by what bereavement professionals have found helpful.
I Will Remember You assists a child through the grieving process while helping them to honor the memory of their loved one. In child-friendly terms it addresses death, grief, and how God and our Catholic faith can help her or him through this sad time. Through thoughtful consideration, prayer, and specially designed activities, it helps children ages 7-12 understand death, funeral rituals, the grieving process, and what to expect during the first year after the loss of a loved one. Schuler, a certified school counselor with an MS in Counseling Psychology, gives a reassuring voice to a child's feelings of loss, and provides a safe space where hopes can be expressed and memories can be treasured.
Features & Benefits:
- Gorgeous illustrations can be colored in to help inspire creativity during this difficult time
- Includes a resource list for adults, parents, and caregivers
- Ideal for ages 7-12
About the Author:
Kimberly B. Schuler, LPC, NCC, is a certified school counselor. She has worked at the elementary school level in Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area for more than 10 years. Kimberly holds a BS in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph's University and a MS in Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University.
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"This ...straightforward text teaches children...that their thoughts and feelings are not only normal but necessary."
-Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Loss and Life Transition and author of Healing the Bereaved Child
"Schuler gives children the critical information they need and a safe place to record their thoughts and explore their feelings. A much-needed resource."
-Mary DeTurris Poust, author of Parenting a Grieving Child
"Rich with Catholic tradition, this book is a...welcome tool for [anyone] searching for hands-on activities to help a grieving child."
-Mary Ann Vail
EMBRACE Parish Grief Ministry Coordinator
"…a wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated resource."
-David A. Lichter, D.Min.
Exec. Director, National Association of Catholic Chaplains
Category: Children / Intermediate / Healing & Coping
Trim size: 7 x 9 inches
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