Death and Bereavement

A child will be deeply affected when they experience death, whether it is the death of a family member or relative or a friend.  A child usually shows their feelings in different ways from adults. Children won’t necessarily be verbal about their loss and usually express their grief by their behaviour, emotions, thoughts and physical reactions. Children express their grief and bereavement differently depending on their age, for example, a two year old will experience death differently to a six year old. There are a variety of factors that influence a child’s adjustment to death, such as the type of death, the child’s personality and temperament, family structure and prior relationship to the deceased person.

Other Difficulties
Anxiety
Aggressiveness
Attention Deficit Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Depression
Death and Bereavement
Divorce
Elimination Disorders
Exam Stress
Health/illness
Learning Difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Self-esteem issues
Social and Peer difficulties

Trauma
Withdrawal Behaviour

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