Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers

How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love

About the Course:

With brief entries such as “Accidental Death,” “Self-Inflicted Death,” “Talking,” “Crying,” and “Going Nuts,” the book upon which this course is based offers advice and answers the kinds of questions that teens are likely to ask themselves when grieving the death of someone close. The book includes a journal section where teens can record memories of the deceased person, feelings about the loss, and hopes for the future.

Journal/Publisher:

Beacon Press

Publication Date:

1993, 1st Edition

Author

Grollman, Earl A.

About the Author:

Rabbi Earl A. Grollman is an internationally recognized bereavement counselor who has been named Hero of the Heartland and given the Distinguished Human Service Award from Yeshiva University, among countless other awards. He is author of the best-selling Living When a Loved One Has Died, among many other books, and articles about him and his work have appeared in USA Today, Harper’s, Reader’s Digest, Ann Landers, People, and in virtually every major American daily. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the grieving process of teens and how to assist in helping teens work through their grief. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify feelings often experienced by teenagers regarding death and how to cope with those emotions.

  2. Evaluate advice offered regarding deaths that occur in special relationships and circumstances and apply as deemed appropriate with your teenage clients.

  3. Cite examples of ways to help grieving teens face their immediate futures and move on with their lives.

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