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Children and Grieving Part 2 by Meghan Hinman, M.A., MT-BC, LCAT, Music Psychotherapist

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When a child has experienced a significant loss, such as the death of a parent, grandparent or other close family member, that child’s caregiver has a significant responsibility in helping the child to mourn in a healthy way. In my last essay, I wrote about some strategies that parents or caregivers can use with their children in the midst and immediate aftermath of this kind of family loss.

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Environmental Art Therapy by Jean Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

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A child sits up in his hospital bed for the first time in days. He looks out the window and draws the bluish-gray sky, the buildings, and some white clouds. Then, he lightly draws a figure coming out of the clouds. ?Superman!? he exclaims as he holds up his piece and flexes his arm in identification with his image. Ecopsychology is based upon the belief that a culturally induced, unconscious, mental separation of people from the health sustaining, nonverbal wisdom of the natural world within and around ourselves

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