ERIC Number: EJ943737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Supporting the Grieving Adolescent: An Interview with a 21st Century Perspective
Thomas, Carol A.
Prevention Researcher, v18 n3 p14-16 2011
Author Carol Thomas was formerly a school counselor and is now a therapist in private practice specializing in work with adolescents. She says she has always been interested in learning how to best provide support to grieving teens. In this article, Dr. Thomas interviews Ms. Wendy Littner Thomson, the Bereavement Coordinator and Counselor at St. Lukes's Hospice in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In her work at hospice, Ms. Littner Thomson develops programs to holistically address the grief and bereavement needs of people facing significant life changes brought about by a death. From this interview, readers will gain insight into the mourning process and will be better positioned to effectively help struggling adolescents understand their own grief.
Descriptors: Hospices (Terminal Care), Grief, Adolescents, School Counselors, Death, Coping, Counselor Role, Holistic Approach, Interviews, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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