ABOUT THE BOOK
“There is no one book that combines all the information and tools a bereaved parent needs.
What we have tried to achieve with When Your Child Dies is to write the book
we wished someone had handed to us after our children died.”
-Randie Clark & Avril Nagel, Authors
When Your Child Dies: Tools for Mending Parents Broken Hearts
New Horizon Press, 2012
When Your Child Dies is a comprehensive step-by-step guide for grief-stricken parents, grief counseling organizations, resource centers and library grief collections.
When Your Child Dies: Tools for Mending Parents’ Broken Hearts is a comprehensive and accessible guide for that speaks directly to the issues and challenges that grief-stricken parents face after their child has died.
This book is the first of its kind, tackling complex issues that influence a parent’s grief such as trauma response, the criminal justice system and the cause of death. It also provides many practical tools for encouraging healthy communication and coping skills within family and social circles. The authors also explore the spiritual and worldview changes that accompany child loss and provide valuable ideas for incorporating personal rituals into a bereaved parent’s life. It includes an Appendix which provides information about support groups, helping organizations, and websites that offer further help.
Authors Randie Clark MA, LMHC and Avril Nagel have both experienced the traumatic loss of a child and speak with compassion and empathy directly to the reader, parent-to-parent,
providing insightful psychological, emotional and practical guidance, counsel and support.