Has sudden death affected you or your family? The EHSSB Trauma Advisory Panel in partnership with The Royal Hospitals Trust produced a series of booklets dealing with sudden death and its effects on children and families. These booklets contain information on what to expect from children and adults following a sudden death in the family/community, as well as practical guidelines and suggestions for dealing with difficult reactions that may occur at different times. Each series targets the needs and concerns of families, professionals, or schools affected by sudden death. You can download these booklets here.



Information for relatives: If sudden death has affected you, your child, or your family you may want to know more about how families react and what can help.

 

Booklet Titles:
Dealing with sudden death

(For parents of children aged 0-5 years)


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(105 Kbytes)

Dealing with sudden death

(For parents of children aged 5-10 years)


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(105 Kbytes)

Dealing with sudden death

(For parents of adolescents aged 10-18 years)


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(105 Kbytes)

Dealing with sudden death

(For adults)


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(105 Kbytes)

Sudden death – anger management


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(106 Kbytes)

Sudden death – dealing with intrusions


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(112 Kbytes)

Sudden death – sleep disturbance in adults and adolescents


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(107 Kbytes)

Sudden death – sleep disturbances in children under 10 years of age


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(128 Kbytes)

 



Information for professionals and others supporting families: This series has practical information and guidelines for statutory, community, and voluntary sector workers in contact at different times with children and families affected by sudden death.

 

Booklet Titles:
Traumatic grief in early childhood

(Ages 0-5 years)


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(110 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief in middle childhood

(Ages 5-10 years)


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(113 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief in adolescence

(Ages 10-18 years)


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(112 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief in adults


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(112 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief – anger management


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(110 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief – dealing with intrusions


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(104 Kbytes)

Sleep disturbance in adults and adolescents


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(112 Kbytes)

Sleep disturbances in children under 10 years of age


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(126 Kbytes)

Guidelines for immediate response to children and families in sudden death situations


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(100 Kbytes)

Self-care for professionals working with traumatically bereaved children and families


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(89 Kbytes)

 



Information for schools: This series presents relevant information for those working in the education system with pupils affected by sudden death as well as some guidelines for pupils themselves.

 

Booklet Titles:
Traumatic grief in early childhood

(Ages 0-5 years)


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(114 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief in middle childhood

(Ages 5-10 years)


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(120 Kbytes)

Traumatic grief in adolescence

(Ages 10-18 years)


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(119 Kbytes)

Information for pupils


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(103 Kbytes)