Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan brings together researchers, clinicians, and bereaved siblings to explore sibling loss. Unique in both form and content, the book focuses on loss within five key age ranges-childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, adulthood, and late adulthood-and losses within a special topics section that addresses areas of interest across multiple age groups. In addition to chapters from researchers and clinicians, the book includes personal stories from bereaved siblings who describe the lived experience of this loss.
Brenda J. Marshall, PhD, is a well-known speaker, facilitator, coach, and founder of the Solacium Group and FLOW Learning Group in Ontario, Canada. Howard R. Winokuer, PhD, is the founder of the Winokuer Center for Counseling and Healing in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a well-known author and internationally renowned speaker.
Series Editor's Foreword Foreword Kenneth J. Doka Preface Brenda J. Marshall and Howard R. Winokuer Editor Biographies Contributors Theoretical Models Guiding our Understanding of Sibling Bereavement David W. Kissane and Nadine A. Kasparian Section One: Childhood (Birth-11) 1. Shadows in the Sun: Towards Understanding the Grief of Young Siblings Betty Davies 2. Why Did My Sister Have to Die? Helping Children with Sibling Death Linda Goldman 3. Growing Up Grieving Alicia Sims Franklin 4. A Brother's Loss Christopher Lourenco Section Two: Adolescence (12-17) 5. Adolescent Sibling Lossavement David E. Balk, Corinne Cavuoti, and Anne M. Smith 6. Bereaved Adolescent Siblings: The Forgotten Mourners Jennifer Kaplan Schreiber 7. Michelle's Story Rose Planer 8. Losing My Brother at Fourteen Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn Section Three: Emerging Adulthood (18-30) 9. Living the Moment....Envisioning the Future Ann Laverty 10. Making Clinical Sense of Sibling Bereavement: Ordinary People as a Case Study Simon Shimshon Rubin 11. The Happiness of Moving Forward: Sibling Suicide Loss Twenty Years Later Michelle L. Rusk 12. Brother and Sister Always Rayna Vaught Godfrey Section Four: Adulthood (31-59) 13. Sibling Loss in Adulthood: Narrative Reflections Brenda J. Marshall 14. While the World Mourned a Hero, I Mourned my Murdered Brother: The Case of Barbara, a Bereaved 9/11 Sibling Cori Bussolari and Heidi Horsley 15. Honoring Donna Lyn Prashant 16. On My Only Brother's Death H.D. ("De") Kirkpatrick Section Five: Late Adulthood (60 plus) 17. Clinical Issues Related to Sibling Loss in Older Adulthood Jason M. Holland and Vincent Rozalski 18. A Letter to my Brother Carol L. Sachs 19. The Death of a Sister and a Brother Gloria Horsley Section Six: Special Topics 20. Sibling Grief After Suicide Diana C. Sands 21. Sibling Grief and Its Effect on the Family System Kathleen R. Gilbert and Rebecca J. Gilbert 22. The Impact on Siblings When a Parent Dies Howard R. Winokuer 23. Disappearance, not Death: The Ambiguous Loss of a Missing Sibling Pauline Boss and Patty Wetterling 24. The Dirt on Sibling Grief: A Look at Bereavement Camps Tina Barrett and Molly Pickett 25. Epilogue Brenda J. Marshall and Howard R. Winokuer Index