GriefWork for Teens: Healing from Loss Book*
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- Great tool for facilitators to help grieving teens heal from their losses
- Help guide clients through the many stages of loss and grief: shock, disorganization, reorganization, and a new normal
- Written for use in groups, but adaptable to individual settings
- Includes reproducible, interactive, and educational handouts
Written by Ester R. A. Leutenberg & Fran Zamore, MSW, ACSW. Loss is a 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, behavioral, social and philosophical dimensions. Response to loss is varied and is influenced by beliefs and practices.The authors refer to the psychological process of coping with a significant loss as grief work. The range of behaviors, emotions and attitudes is huge. Throughout the book they use the terms normalize and New Normal to convey that everyone's grief has a unique expression and is that particular person's 'normal.' Each interactive activity has comments and suggestions on the back explaining the purpose of the activity and at least one way to use it. Read them prior to using the handout to get the most out of each one and to give you a 'starter-idea.'