ERIC Number: ED345184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Bereavement Support Group Program for Children. Leader Manual [and] Participant Workbook.
Haasl, Beth; Marnocha, Jean
A leader's manual and a participant's workbook for a bereavement support group program for children aged 5 to 15 are combined in this document. The leader's manual discusses the program's rationale and objectives; how to establish the group; facilities; leaders' responsibilities, characteristics, and time commitment; children's grief reactions and caregiver techniques; and skills effective in grief counseling. Five sessions are discussed in the leader's manual and participants' worksheets are included in the participant's workbook. The first session provides an introduction and discussion of death and grief. Activities include an introduction to group sessions, a warm-up activity, sharing death experiences, drawing a picture of life/death, and a grief letter. The second session discusses feelings and self-esteem. Activities include a warm-up activity, listing feelings, pictures of feelings, picture of family grief, paper plate activity, and guilty feelings. The third session focuses on memories. Activities include a warm-up activity, memory sharing, and a memory collage. The fourth session discusses the funeral process. Activities in this section include a picture of the funeral, explaining the funeral process, felt storyboard, and sentence completion. The fifth session focuses on coping with grief and provides a wrap-up of the program. Activities include puppet play, constructive ways to cope with grief, letters, family changes, wrap-up with participants, and wrap-up with parents. Supplemental activities are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bereavement, Children, Coping, Death, Grief, Group Counseling, Social Support Groups
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 (leader's manual: ISBN-1-55959-011-4, $10.95; participant's workbook: ISBN-1-55959-012-2, $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A