Author: Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D.
About the Author: Marilyn Gootman is a recognized speaker, writer, and advocate for children, parents, and teachers. She has taught at both the elementary and university level.
About the book: Marilyn addresses the subject of children and death in a simple and direct way and includes subjects from “Is it okay to have a good time, after the death?” to the frozen feelings of shock, that are confusing to everyone, and especially children and adolescents. The book is easy to read and can be done so quickly while discussing the concepts with the young teen. To assist the reader, Marilyn also provides a list of resources including several on suicide prevention and education as well as information on the various specialists that may be able to help children/teens and their parents at critical times.