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David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
Helping Children Handle Grief and Loss
The effects of loosing a loved one may be significant for adults, but for children, this grief may be unbearable. Children, in particular, will need the love and support of their teachers and parents to cope with their loss and reach constructive grief resolution. David J Schonfeld, MD comes on the show to help guide us through the difficult process of helping a child deal with grief and loss.
Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and the Thelma and Jack Rubinstein Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is a member of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, the Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board Federal Advisory Committee, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. Dr. Schonfeld is also Professor Adjunct of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine and Honorary Faculty at the Università del Piemonte Orientale (Novara, Italy) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) and coordinates the mental health component of the European Masters in Disaster Medicine course in Italy.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
Prom Safety! PSA
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