The Grieving Teen

The Grieving Teen

The Grieving TeenThe Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends

Fitzgerald, Helen






Amazon Editorial Review

From Library Journal

Although other excellent books have been published about grief in childhood, including Earl A. Grollman’s Bereaved Children and Teens (LJ 8/95), in light of Columbine and other recent tragedies it seems appropriate for two new books to revisit this issue. The Grieving Teen is written specifically for teenagers. Fitzgerald, an expert in grief counseling and the author of The Mourning Handbook, communicates the issues clearly without oversimplifying or resorting to “teenspeak.” Chapters consist of typical questions that young adults may have about grief, followed by a “What You Can Do” section. The topics covered include such contemporary issues as death from AIDS, posttraumatic stress disorder, and Internet support. Fitzgerald provides many real-life experiences and a true sensitivity to differing religious and cultural practices.
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Amazon Reader Review

I attended a workshop taught by Helen Fitzgerald in 2004, in Fairfax. We were blown away by her approach, and I bought a copy of this book. I have found the psychoeducational portions to be invaluable when working with adolscent clients, and the structure and activities give them some concrete and safe ways to grieve. My original copy disappeared in the last office move. So glad to find it on amazon.