ERIC Number: ED371286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Providing Grief Counseling with Inner City Elementary Aged Children Whose Relative Was Murdered because of Gang Violence.
Steward, Cherie A.
This practicum addressed the problem that many inner city elementary students dealt with on a daily basis. The objectives were to increase the students' ability to express their grief, concentrate on class work, and to decrease their wanting to hurt others because they felt angry or hurt. The writer administered a questionnaire to teachers and parents, consulted with teachers and parents, and developed and supervised a grief counseling program for students. The overall results of the practicum were positive with 91% of the elementary students being able to express their feelings about grief to a very high level. Further analysis indicated that 90% of the parents increased the overall time they spent with their children, so the students expressed their grief more often with their parents. Also, 70% of the teachers reported an overall decrease in students' initiating fights with their peers when they felt angry about a relative's death. The grief counseling experiences were positive for all of the students, parents, and participating teachers. The initial, individual consultations with teachers set the stage for a cooperative partnership between the teachers, students, and writer. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.