There isn't a good time to have a loved one die, but
adolescence may be the toughest.
- bodily changes
With the help of caring adults, even teens
who face the devastating loss of a parent, sibling, or friend can survive, heal, and
"Crazy Grief" captures the spirit of one gathering in a series for teens who are grieving the death of someone close to them. The teens share their concerns in a meaningful dialogue with other grieving teens, as an adult facilitates the process. The poignant comments of these courageous teens provide readers with some insight into the mind and heart of this vulnerable group.
"Teen Grief Group: Respite from Isolation" demonstrates the tremendous need of grieving teens to know that they are not alone. The "Tips for Beginning a Teen Grief Group" section provides practical, how-to information for initiating and implementing a support group. As one teen summarized the group, ""I thought my feelings were dumb, and I was ashamed of them. Then, I came to this group and realized that others have the same feelings. When I'm with others outside this group, I feel abnormal. Here, I feel more secure. I am a normal, grieving person."
What professionals are saying about the resource book, Helping Teens Work Through Grief.
About the author, Mary Kelly Perschy.
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