ERIC Number: ED359724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Families and the Grief Process. ARCH Factsheet Number 21.
This fact sheet points out that knowledge of the process of grief (defined as one's own personal experience of loss) and ways of helping individuals and families cope with their loss experiences can be an invaluable asset to crisis nurseries and respite care programs and their service providers. The fact sheet lists the emotions of grief, and stresses the need for individuals who are in pain to take good care of themselves physically and emotionally. Clues indicating that individuals and families may need more extensive counseling and support are listed. Healing strategies for helping families grieve are described, such as offering "permission to grieve," developing support groups, helping families create a memory book, and listening. Contains seven references and four resources. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.; ARCH National Resource Center for Crisis Nurseries and Respite Care Services, Chapel Hill, NC.