Sometimes People We Love Die: How to Talk to Kids About Death

It can be very difficult to speak with a person about the death of someone they love. In this book we see how caring adults help a child deal with the death of her dad. While each situation is different, this story helps us see some typical emotional responses, common challenges and productive strategies. It shares insights in the form of relevant quotations about death from some great thinkers. More

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About Richard Wallace Klomp

Richard (Rick) Wallace Klomp is a seasoned Mental Health Professional who is committed to helping children deal with challenging and potentially-painful situations that can arise in their lives. As a board-certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, Rick has one Masters degree in Organizational Behavior and a second Masters degree in Community Counseling (which actually focused on helping individuals change.)

He is a proactive Behavioral Scientist who has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2001. He also is an Adult Educator & Organizational Development leader with government, health care, private practice, and consulting experience who adds value as a collaborative change agent. He has demonstrated proficiency at establishing rapport with diverse individuals and groups to facilitate development of relevant skills, knowledge & attitudes necessary to improve wellness, resilience & performance. Professionally he has leadership, listening, collaborating, teaching, culture change, team-building, coaching/counseling, training, conflict resolution and diversity management skills. He also has experience counseling adults who were molested as children and has completed specialized training in the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD.

His writing skills were honed when he received his Bachelors degree in Communications with an emphasis in Print Journalism. In his work with Smashwords, he integrates his passion for protecting children with his considerable experience in counseling and psychology to produce books that adults can use to facilitate productive conversations about tricky topics with children who are important to them.

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