ERIC Number: ED469355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Bereavement Management and Counseling at the University Level. ERIC/CASS Digest.
Wrenn, Robert L.
This digest addresses two aspects of managing bereavement on campus: 1) the need for effective counseling practices to help students manage grief, whether due to a death on campus or due to the death of a loved one, and 2) the need for institutional procedures to respond to the death of a campus community member. Administrators and faculty in institutions of higher education are often unaware of special considerations important to both the counseling needed by those who are bereaved, and the management of a campus death. Student issues focus on where one can go on campus for support, how to handle new and unsettling feelings, how to approach professors and others for understanding, and how to deal with an environment that has suddenly changed due to implications of the death. The institution must appoint a contact person to manage information from within and outside of the institution. Suggested procedures and special considerations in counseling the bereaved are mentioned. (GCP)
Descriptors: Bereavement, College Environment, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Death, Grief, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Student Needs
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171. Tel: 336-334-4114; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://ericcass.uncg.edu.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Counselors
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.