This manual for facilitators of teen grief groups and other mental health professionals, addresses the unique needs of adolescents experiencing traumatic reactions in the aftermath of violent death. Including information on all types of violent death, this practical guide addresses issues of violence, trauma and loss including sections on logistics, screening, evaluation, consent, facilitators and parents.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I: Understanding Adolescents After Violent Death. Violent Death (Accidents, Suicides and Homicides). Why Group Work. Adolescent Bereavement. The Bereavement Process. Stages of Group Development. Posttraumatic Stress. Traumatic Grief. Witnessing Violence and Violent Death. Surviving After Violent Death. Consider the Context. Part II: Group Work with Adults in the Adolescent Life. Parents and Guardians. Teacher/Faculty and Staff Awareness and Education. Part III: Preparing for Group Work with Adolescents. A Note to the Facilitators. Starting the Group. Common Questions. Part IV: Facilitating a Ten-Week Grief and Trauma Group. A Ten-Week Group Therapy Model for Adolescents After Violent Death. Appendix. References. Index.
"This excellent book provides a rich and solid introduction to working with groups of adolescents bereaved by a traumatic death. It achieves a good balance of theory and practice, giving clear indications of exactly what to do, and also an overview of the models of beareavement and group processes on which the instruction is based." - David Trickey, Cruse Bereavement Care Journal, Vol. 27, Iss. 2, 2008