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6215C Week 9 Special Areas of Practice: Children, Families, and Death

Please not that this is an MSW course. Please check Grammar and use some of the resoures I have provided  

Readings

Day 1

• Baggerly, J., & Abugideiri, S. E. (2010). Grief counseling for Muslim preschool and elementary school children. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 38(2), 112–124. Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

• Edgar-Bailey, M., & Kress, V. E. (2010). Resolving child and adolescent traumatic grief: Creative techniques and interventions. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5(2), 158–176. doi:10.1080/15401383.2010.485090 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Day 2

• Drakeford, M., & Butler, I. (2010). Familial homicide and social work. British Journal of Social Work, 40(5), 1419–1433. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcp079 Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

• Werner-Lin, A., & Biank, N. M. (2012). Holding parents so they can hold their children: Grief work with surviving spouses to support parentally bereaved children. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 66(1), 1–16. Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Discussion 

Children, Families, and Death

• Explain the implications of young children’s magical thinking and egocentricity on their ability to understand death.

• As a social worker, how can you assist a parent in helping a bereaved child, under 7 years of age, whose older brother died from a suicide by overdose?

• Justify the type of treatment (individual, family, or group) that you would recommend.