Parental Separation

Many pupils experience the break up of families but those with special educational needs may find it more difficult to express their feelings. It is particularly important that those who have verbal weakness are given another means of seeking help.

It is important though that you get parental consent when beginning to work with the pupil concerned as it can be a very sensitive area for parents and there are differences between cultures and ways of grieving.

Further Information

When Mom and Dad Separate by Marge Heegaard. A workbook for children between 6 and 12 which works through art symbolism.
Rainbows – a registered charity which helps children and adults through bereavement and separation/divorce
Raising Kids – <>help for parent