Helping Teens Work through Grief / Edition 2

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The second edition of Helping Teens Work Through Grief provides a more complete and updated manual for facilitators of teen grief groups. It includes additional background information about developmental aspects of teens, the process of grief, aspects of trauma and its effects on teens, the value of a group, determining the group-appropriateness of particular teens, and parental involvement. The many details involved with beginning a group - publicity, interviews, registration, structure, closure, evaluation, and follow-up - are listed.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a wonderful resource — a must-have book for facilitators of teen groups. It is not simply a book of "touch-feely" excercises but a theoretically grounded and sound guide to the complex process of grief. These activities will assist adolescents in understand their range of reactions and experiences in grief.." — Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., Professor, The College of New Rochelle, Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415946964
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/11/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 863,209
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kelly Perschy, M.S. has been involved with grieving teens since 1984 when there was little information readily available about teen grief. In her varied career, Perschy has served as an administrator (of Bereavement Services at Hospice of Howard County), trainer, counselor and facilitator of grief groups at hospices and schools in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Table of Contents

Pt. A Understanding grieving teens and how to support them
Ch. 1 Teens and the grieving process 3
Ch. 2 When teens experience trauma 11
Ch. 3 Social support 15
Pt. B The teen grief group
Ch. 4 The value of a group in dealing with grief 25
Ch. 5 Initiating and organizing a grief group 27
Ch. 6 Group design 35
Pt. C Specific structured activities
Ch. 7 Helping teens connect 45
Ch. 8 Teens caring for themselves 55
Ch. 9 Creating a journal 67
Ch. 10 Learning about grief 73
Ch. 11 Moving through the pain 85
Ch. 12 Continuing bonds : commemorating and connecting with the person who died 99
Ch. 13 Moving on and beyond : the search for meaning 113
App. A Signs of complicated grief 125
App. B Be aware of the warning signs (of suicide) 126
App. C Feelings of grief 127
App. D Crisis : danger and opportunity 128
App. E Crazy grief (teen copy) 129
App. F My mind, emotions, and soul matured ... too fast for my years (teen copy) 131
App. G Amy and Mr. Matthews (teen copy) 133
App. H "Goodbye" means ouch! (teen copy) 135
App. I Affirmations 136
App. J What I learned about grief : teens speak out 137
App. K Seven things a grieving person needs to know 138
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