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Unit 3 – (Activity) Children and Grief

At one time children were thought to be miniature adults and were expected to behave accordingly.

Today there is a greater sensitivity to developmental differences between childhood and other developmental stages in the human life cycle.

Differences are recognised between the grieving process of children and that of adults.

It is now believed that the real issue for grieving children is not whether or not they grieve, but how they exhibit their grief and mourning.

There are now a great number of agencies that will give support where a child is bereaved.


Please visit Child Bereavement UK for additional information –

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