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ERIC Number: EJ921549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Strengthening Grief Support for Adolescents Coping with a Peer's Death
Balk, David E.; Zaengle, Donna; Corr, Charles A.
School Psychology International, v32 n2 p144-162 Apr 2011
This article offers suggestions for strengthening school-based grief support following an adolescent's death. Such interventions must be considered within the context of: (a) development during adolescence; (b) the role of peers in adolescent development; and (c) the fact that an adolescent peer's death is a non-normative life crisis in developed countries. Review of those three topics leads to an overview of death during adolescence; an exploration of adolescent bereavement, grief, and mourning; consideration of disenfranchised grief in relation to an adolescent peer's death; and an integration of this foundational knowledge in supporting bereaved adolescents within a school setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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