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Letting go of grief: Bereavement groups for children in the school setting

Publication year
2002
Author(s)
Samide, Laura L.; Stockton, Rex
Pages
192-204
Volume
27
Number
2

The loss of a family member is a traumatic experience for any child, affecting every aspect of life. In this article, we describe many of the needs of the child experiencing a loss, focusing on parental bereavement. A rationale for using support groups with grieving children is presented. Furthermore, we provide a review of best practices from the literature and recommendations to help counselors implement grief groups. Although many of the techniques and methods described are geared toward school counselors, grief groups for children can be used in a variety of settings, including hospices and community mental health centers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved).

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