PRAYERS, RITUALS AND ACTIVITIES
by Phyllis Vos Wezeman, Jude Dennis Fournier and Kenneth R. Wezeman
One of the most delicate and difficult things a teacher, pastor or parent has to do is be present to a child at a time of loss. This book provides a way for adults to help children through major losses such as the death of a grandparent, separation or divorce of parents, death or loss of a friend or pet, etc. It also provides ways to help children deal with life's "lesser" losses such as a broken promise, theft or change.
This resource develops sixteen themes to help young people acknowledge a loss, express feelings associated with the change, and recognize the experience as an opportunity for growth, all within the context of a prayer experience. An excellent resource for Sunday School classes, this resource can also be adapted for use at home, in workshops or intergenerational groups.