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What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister

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Date Published
May 2007
69 pages
Based largely on input from eight children who have experienced the abduction of a brother or sister by a nonfamily member, this booklet is designed to provide help, support, and guidance to children who are going through this type of trauma.
Written by siblings of children who have been abducted, this guide contains information to help and support children of all ages when their brother or sister is kidnapped. The guide provides ideas on what children can expect in terms of the feelings they may experience, the events that may occur from day to day, and the things they can do to help themselves feel better. Written in child-friendly language, it is divided into such sections as: home, family, law enforcement, the media, school and work, and holidays and anniversaries. In addition, the guide contains activity pages for children of all ages, including those who are too young to read.

Date Published: May 1, 2007