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Healing the Hurt, Restoring the Hope

by (author) Suzy Yehl Marta

Rodale Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2003
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2003
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Rainbows offers our children healing and hope.

Even if children or teenagers you love appear to be doing "just fine" after a loss, the truth is, they may be suffering in silence. They may not even know they need your help.
Now with the trusted guidance of founder and president Suzy Yehl Marta, you will discover the most effective advice, stories, and techniques from Rainbows' worldwide grief programs.
Suzy's simple, straightforward, refreshing style makes helping a child both easy and effective. Her approach works to keep misperceptions, isolation, and sadness from permanently affecting the important children in your life.

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The Rainbows Approach can help.

This intimate and powerful book offers groundbreaking techniques and concrete strategies to help children of any age, such as:

Games, activities, and play-based exercises that help children and teens process their emotions when they don't have the words to describe what they are feeling

Inspiring stories from two decades of Rainbows groups will comfort and encourage adults trying to cope and guide children and teens during difficult times

The four fundamental stepping stones to help children heal

Rituals that allow youth to commemorate their loss and reconcile their grief

Conversations--what to say, and what not to say--including age-appropriate advice for when you're looking for the right words to explain and provide comfort

How to recognize the 10 stages of children's grief--and the specific activities you can use with children during each stage of the grieving process

Healing the Hurt, Restoring the Hope offers techniques to help children and teens resolve their grief and once again live a life filled with joy and hope.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Suzy Yehl Marta is president and founder of Rainbows Inc., the world's largest organization dedicated to helping youth cope with loss.
Suzy formed Rainbows in 1983, so other families wouldn't suffer as hers did in the wake of her divorce. Since then, Suzy has directed the organization in serving more than 1,000,000 youth throughout the United States, Canada, and 15 other countries.
Her heart-centered approach to helping youth heal from loss has been honored by dozens of awards, the subject of academic study, and the model for programs to reach preschoolers, elementary school students, adolescents, single and stepparents, and young adults.
Today, remarried, Suzy is the mother and stepmother of six adult children. She lives with her husband in the Chicago area.