ERIC Number: EJ921549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
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.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Adolescent Development, Grief, Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Accidents, Violence, Homicide, Suicide, Outreach Programs, Parents, Student Needs, School Personnel, Emotional Response, Group Discussion, Educational Environment, Mental Health, Intervention, Cognitive Processes, Student Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Spiritual Development, Parent Participation
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