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But I Didn't Say Goodbye : For parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors Paperback – April 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Griefwork Center Inc (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892906007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892906007
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A richly imaginative and innovative work that is solidly grounded and eminently readable . . ." -- Rabbi Earl Grollman, D.H.L.;D.D., author with Max Malikow, Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide

"Barbara Rubel takes a very difficult topic and creates a manageable path ... to follow when helping the young suicide survivor." -- Helen Fitzgerald, author, The Grieving Child, and The Mourning Handbook

"This is an extraordinary resource to help children deal with the difficult often hidden and stigmatizing after effects of suicide." -- Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology, College of New Rochelle, NY, Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America

About the Author

Barbara Rubel is a nationally known consultant to mental health organizations, school systems, business, and parent groups across the United States. Ms. Rubel specializes in suicide survivor bereavement and has been working for the past twelve years developing her Caregivers Responding In Situations Involving Suicide Model (C.R.I.S.I.S. Model). Barbara has appeared on television, radio and is widely published. Through her workshops. in-service trainings, literature, and support groups, this certified pastoral bereavement counselor and certified bereavement specialist has reached millions who want to understand the unique and intensified grief of suicide survivors. Barbara Rubel's story is featured in an Emmy award winning 1998 PBS full length documentray, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is an invaluable tool and resource! As a Therapist, I highly recommend its straight forward approach to helping child suicide survivors. Ms. Rubel has included at the end of each chapter easy to read worksheets and exercises. No Counselor and/or Therapist should be without it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on November 8, 2000
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But I Didn't Say Goodbye was easy to read and very helpful. The story of this child survivor and the adults in his life will empower any child survivor. I know this book will help parents find the answers they are looking for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 2003
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This is a really, really great book to go through with any child, even if you're not a therapist. The book has REALLY short chapters. You're supposed to read the chapter with the child, and then there're questions at the end of the chapter. An example would be, Chapter 1 talks about where the child in the story was when his dad killed himself. Then the questions ask things like, where were you when your special person died, etc.
It doesn't have to be suicide survivors, it can be for any child dealing with death.
Parents, teachers, social workers, siblings, everyone should have this book, for when they have to talk to a child about death.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Stark Hugus, author of Crossing 13. on August 27, 2008
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But I Didn't Say Goodbye is an innovative approach and tool for parents, teachers, and professionals to help children cope with the trauma of losing a loved one to suicide. By reading the story of Alex, a ten-year-old boy whose father died by suicide, adults can learn the perception of a child suicide survivor and children can relate to Alex and therefore open up about their own grieving process. Everyone can learn from this book.Crossing 13
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Salluce on September 26, 2011
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But I Didn't Say Goodbye led me through explaining suicide to my two children after a suicide death in our family. Barbara Rubel breaks down in understandable, step-by-step, layman's terms, how to speak, with honesty, care, and sensitivity, to a child about suicide. As a grief specialist, I know the lingo, and yet, when tragedy struck our family, all my knowledge flew out the window. If I did not have Rubel's book, I would've been lost. Thank goodness for her book and the wisdom each page holds. I have passed Rubel's book along to many a bereaved family & community member, client, and professional. Barbara Rubel is a true gift to the field of Thanatology!
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