2nd Edition

Helping Teens Work Through Grief

ISBN 9780415946964
Published May 11, 2004 by Routledge
184 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

List of Activity Sheets
List of Figures
Part A: Understanding Grieving Teens and How to Support Them
Chapter 1: Teens and the Grieving Process
Chapter 2: When Teens Experience Trauma
Chapter 3: Social Support
Part B: The Teen Grief Group
Chapter 4: The Value of a Group in Dealing with Grief
Chapter 5: Initiating and Organizing a Grief Group
Chapter 6: Group Design
Part C: Specific Structured Activities
Chapter 7: Helping Teens Connect
Chapter 8: Teens Caring for Themselves
Chapter 9: Creating a Journal
Chapter 10: Learning About Grief
Chapter 11: Moving Through the Pain
Chapter 12: Continuing Bonds: Commemorating the Person Who Died
Chapter 13: Moving on and Beyond: The Search for Meaning
Part D: Resources for and about Teens
Media Services and Clearinghouse
Additional Websites

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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.


'This book provides a sensitive, expanded framework for helping teens work through their grief... It is thoroughly written, orderly, and detailed in presentation and includes an exhaustive resource section which will be welcomed by the worker wishing to enhance their understanding of the grief process.' - Alison Hahn Johnson, Social Work with Groups