ERIC Number: ED199593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Using Developmental Loss Workshops in the Classroom.
Kaplan, Leslie S.
This paper describes the use of loss workshops in the classroom to address the needs of students experiencing grief from loss, as a result of death, divorce, relocation, or other severed relationships. The goals of the Loss program are briefly reviewed, i.e., to facilitate acceptance of loss, and to promote personal growth and mental health. Special problems in grieving should be addressed by a loss program in order that the program be effective. Specific problems resulting from a sibling's death and the family's protective manuevers are discussed as well as special problems associated with divorce. Loss workshops are described as a strategy by which counselors can help students and teachers accept and constructively live through a child's experience of loss. Workshop activities are presented to help participants face loss in their own lives, understand the emotional and behavioral dynamics of loss, and develop self-awareness and insight regarding meaningful relationships. Handouts to be used with students and teachers in the classroom are also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980). Best copy available.