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ERIC Number: ED431152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56032-558-5
Helping Teens Work Through Grief.
Perschy, Mary Kelly
Teens who have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, friend, or relative often find it difficult to grieve openly. When adults whom teens trust are aware of the cycle of grief, they can provide a safe atmosphere to allow teens to experience the turmoil of the intense and conflicting emotions in order to move toward healing. This guide is designed to help adults connect with grieving teens. It offers background information along with many specific activities to help teens reflect upon and talk about particular concerns. There are also ideas for creating a balance as the teen adjusts to the many changes brought by the loss of someone close. Issues of grief are introduced through drawing, molding clay, painting, movement, writing, listening to music, as well as talking in pairs and as a group. This resource provides busy teachers, counselors, psychologists, hospice personnel, and religious youth workers with necessary information to work with teens in a group setting or support an individual teen touched by grief. In a less formal setting this book could serve as a guide for a concerned neighbor or family member who already has a rapport with a grieving teen on the healing journey toward wholeness. (Contains 7 figures, an index, and 14 references.) (MKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A