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Supporting Young People Coping with Grief, Loss and Death
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Supporting Young People Coping with Grief, Loss and Death


June 2006 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As the important of emotional literacy is better established in schools as a prerequisite for improving achievement, the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum is increasingly used to offer young people opportunities to express and manage their feelings. This book, by two experienced and talented authors, has been derived from their research and practical work with teenagers. The aim is to provide students aged 11 to 18 with an opportunity to:
  • Understand about grief, loss and death
  • Recognize, manage and express the range of feelings associated with grief, loss and death
  • Learn more about the afterlife beliefs, death rituals and funeral customs of major world religions
  • Promote mental health and resilience

Most important is the emphasis on the development of emotional literacy skills and specifically the development of an emotional vocabulary, empathy, tolerance and resilience. The focus on death and loss and the process of grieving is central to the course. The way in which the supporting materials are illustrated and designed for easy differentiation is also a key feature.

Facilitator notes, copiable activities and all resources are provided for the twelve sessions, which can be delivered to either the whole class or to smaller groups of students.

 
Psychological Effects of Loss and Bereavement Death
 
Emotional Literacy and Mental Health
 
How to Use the Programme - Notes for Facilitators
 
Session 1: Understanding Loss
 
Session 2: Divorce and Separation
 
Session 3: Belonging
 
Session 4: A Matter of Life and Death
 
Session 5: Facts and Figures
 
Session 6: Beliefs and Customs
 
Session 7: Feelings and Thoughts
 
Session 8: Questions and Answers
 
Session 9: The Grief Cycle
 
Session 10: Support and Communication
 
Session 11: Remembering and Celebrating
 
Session 12: Review

'This book provides an excellent resource for secondary schools to be used in supporting young people coping with grief, loss and death'- Educational Psychology in Practice.

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