Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Young People and Grief: Resources???


Because of what I write about on my Other Blog, I sometimes get requests for information and ideas. With that in mind, does anyone reading this have any resources ~ I would think most especially books, music, videos, websites ~ for older children and teenagers grieving the sudden and violent loss of close friends?

3 comments:

Sally said...

Hi Gannet Girl,

we dealt with the unexpeted death of two young people last year, one was a 6 year old, the other an young man in his late teens who drowned.

In both cases we opened the church and provided a remembrance book and lots of coloured pens etc for anyone to write a memory.

People who came appreciated the space, and for the young mans friends the space that was provided gave them a sacntury where they were free to express their grief. I wonder if space and time is one of the best resources we can give.

The remembrance books were given as gifts to the parents, a special set of remembrances from friends.

Many of the young folk also found painting and writing poetry to be helpful, but once again the main resource was space and time.

I hope this helps in some way.

Mrs. M said...

Hey, Gannet,
I remember crying until my brain leaked out my nose when I read Julie Reece Deaver's Say Goodnight, Gracie. It's worth a try.

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

Wolfelt & Grollman are both excellent. Here are books by each specifically for teens.

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) (Paperback)
~ Alan D. Wolfelt PhD (Author)


Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love (Paperback)
~ Earl A. Grollman