When a child dies, a parent's world is shattered. There are no words, no explanations, no information that can ever make sense out of a child dying before a parent.
Why My Child? A Clinical Guide for Helping Parents Survive the Sudden Death of a Child provides clinicians, grief counselors, clergy, and other professionals or paraprofessionals a clearer understanding of the unique issues surrounding the parental loss of a child. In addition to helping foster more appropriate clinical interventions and therapeutic support for bereaved parents, Why My Child? outlines more realistic expectations for coping with such a life-changing loss. While nothing can take away the pain of losing a child, there are ways of supporting bereaved parents to help make their pain more bearable.