Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement

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In this comprehensive handbook, Charles Corr and David Balk improve our understanding of the challenges faced by adolescents when coping with death, dying, and bereavement.The volume is organized into three parts.Part I addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death.Part II focuses on the role of bereavement.Part III explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers.The authors introduce us to adolescence as a special time in the human life cycle, a period quite separate from childhood and adulthood.They establish normative adolescents, and explain developmental tasks that are typical of early, middle, and late adolescence.

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Charles A. Corr, PhD, CT, is Professor emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (1978-present; Board of Directors, 1980-1983), the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (1979-present; Chairperson, 1989-1993), the ChiPPS (Children's Project on Palliative/Hospice Services) Leadership Advisory Council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (1998-present), the Board of Directors of The Suncoast Institute, an affiliate of the Suncoast Hospice (2000-present), and the Executive Committee of the National Donor Family Council of the National Kidney Foundation (1992-2001 & 2006-present). Dr. Corr's publications include more than 30 books and booklets, together with over 100 chapters and articles in professional journals, on subjects such as death education, death-related issues involving children and adolescents, hospice principles and practice, and organ and tissue donation. His most recent books are the sixth edition of Death and Dying, Life and Living (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2009), co-authored with Clyde M. Nabe and Donna M. Corr, and Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping (New York: Springer Publishing, 2010), co-edited with David E. Balk.

David E. Balk, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where he directs Graduate Studies in Thanatology. He is an Associate Editor of Death Studies, and serves as that journal's Book Review Editor. Dr. Balk is a member of ADEC and The International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement.

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