All posts tagged: Dr. David Schonfeld

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Shattered Lives: Children and Grieving

When children are victims of a disaster, a school shooting, or perhaps the loss of a classmate or someone close to them, we, as parents, teachers, or mental health professionals need to know how best to assist their grieving process. As the media reports on school shootings, deaths of children, and tragedy beyond comprehension, one comforting thought is there are trained professionals ready to step in during and after the crisis to help children deal with the loss. Returning Shattered Lives Radio guest, Dr. David Schonfeld is tops in the field of child bereavement and now heads the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) which “aims to help prepare professionals working in schools, health care settings, and other community sites to be better prepared to meet children’s needs during and after crisis and loss.” The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement serves as a resource for information, training materials, consultation and technical assistance related to crisis and loss to schools, agencies and organizations. We have made available a comprehensive selection of guidelines, parent …

Shattered Lives: Children and Bereavement with Dr. David Schonfeld

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE   How do children handle crisis and chaos in their lives? Whether within the confines of a dysfunctional family, or in the context of a public, traumatic event, children  must be taught how to process the information and their feelings about it if they are going to be able to function normally. Perhaps one of the reasons we see a cycle of mental illness, or adverse reactions to crisis in some families is because before we are born our cells contain the messages from the events which our mothers are experiencing, whether good or bad, and can determine how our own bodies and minds will react to a similar situation. (see the study of epigenetics) To further discuss grief and bereavement of children, our guest, Dr. David Schonfeld will help listeners understand a child’s reaction to disaster and loss and …