Author Name: Azmaira H. Maker
Book Title: Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope With A Traumatic Death
Book Synopsis: Where Did My Friend Go? was written by clinical psychologist, Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D., to help adults discuss a sudden or traumatic death and bereavement with children ages three to eight years old. Children will read along as the protagonist talks about the sudden loss and asks adults important questions about dying, grief, and safety. Dr. Maker 's new picture book allows children to cope with their feelings and questions in a calm and nurturing context. The book includes a guide for adults and a list of discussion questions to help children and adults talk honestly about the difficult emotions that arise after the sudden loss of a loved one. Through conversations, pictures, sculpture, playacting, and more, children can share their fears, learn how to cope, and receive appropriate reassurance about their own safety.
Author Bio: Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, loss, child development, and parenting. She has spent more than twenty years working with children and families. Dr. Maker received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Maker now works as a clinician, author, presenter, and consultant in San Diego, California. Her first book, Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children, won several awards.
Publisher Name: Aspiring Families Press