Teens’ losses, no matter what, are important and often devastating to them. They represent the disappearance of something or someone cherished. The handouts in GriefWork for Teens will engage those who grieve any type of loss (not just death) and encourage them to identify, internalize and/or verbalize personal feelings while working through the grieving process
Five chapters guide clients through the grieving process:
• Getting in Touch
• Telling Your Story
• A New Normal
This resource is for facilitators to help grieving teens heal from their losses. Everyone experiences loss. We refer to the psychological process of coping with a significant loss as grief work. (p. 7) Loss is part of everyone’s life at some point. Each person reacts to a loss in a personal way. As well as the emotional response, loss also has physical, intellectual, behavioural, social and philiosophical dimensions. response to loss is varied and is influenced by beliefs and practices. Teen’s losses, no matter what, are important and often devestating to them. They represent the disapperarance of somthing or someone cherished. Some examples of loss are: Addiction, change in family structure, change of school, childhood, death, divorce, faith, friends moving away, suicide, or treasured possessions. (p.10).