Supporting Children and Young People Who Experience Loss: An Illustrated Storybook and Guide

Author(s) : Juliette Ttofa

Supporting Children and Young People Who Experience Loss: An Illustrated Storybook and Guide

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This beautifully illustrated storybook and accompanying guide has been designed to be used by adults supporting children through loss.

The attractive and engaging story describes a young girl who searches high and low for the light that is missing from her eyes. The storybook can be used therapeutically with children to explore feelings of loss, and provides a medium through which the adult can begin to work alongside or support their emotional literacy. The accompanying guidebook has been created to provide additional ideas for an adult supporting a child or young person through loss using the storybook. With an emphasis on a relational approach, the guide explores the themes of the story and can support the adult in using the expressive arts safely and sensitively with a child or young person, to help them journey through the grieving process.

This set includes:

A colourfully illustrated and sensitively written storybook, designed to encourage conversation and support emotional literacy

A supporting guidebook that promotes the safe use of creative expression as a way through loss

Perfectly crafted to spark communication around a difficult topic, this is an invaluable tool for practitioners, educators, parents, and anybody else looking to support a child or young person through loss.

About the Author(s)

Juliette Ttofa is a specialist educational psychologist with a long-standing interest in the complex issues surrounding trauma, attachment needs and emotional resilience. She specialises in supporting children & young people, their schools & families in understanding & responding to social, emotional & mental health needs through training, therapeutic support, and assessment and consultancy. She is a Registered Sandplay Therapist and is passionate about using the expressive arts to support the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people.

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