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The Grieving Teen : A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends [Paperback]

By Helen Fitzgerald (Author)
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The author of The Grieving Child and The Mourning Handbook offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a teenager cope with the death of a parent, friend, or loved one, discussing the emotional impact of bereavement on adolescents, signs and symptoms of a teenager in trouble, and teens' special needs and concerns during the grieving process. Original.

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Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. But in this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief.
Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life.
Using the clear and accessible format that has made "The Mourning Handbook" and "The Grieving Child" enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Grieving Teen : A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 55
  • Library Journal - 08/01/2000 page 132
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2001 page 4
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 8
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 33
  • Library Journal - 08/09/2000
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 47

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Fireside
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 7, 2000
Publisher   Fireside
Age  13-17
Edition  Original  
ISBN  0684868040  
ISBN13  9780684868042  
UPC  076714013001  

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More About Helen Fitzgerald

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Helen Fitzgerald is the author of The Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide. She is the coordinator of the first grief program in the nation established in a community mental health center (The Mt. Vernon Center for Community Mental Health in Springfield, Virginia). A certified death educator, Fitzgerald devoted herself to the field after the death of her husband left her a widow with four children. She lectures across the country on the subject. The success of her program has led to the creation of similar programs nationally. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

Helen Fitzgerald was born in 1940.

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A Great Book for Teens  Nov 3, 2001
I lost my Mom when I was 16, so when I was asked for some recommended books for teens who lost their parents in the Sept 11, 2001 terrorism attacks, this was one of them. It is a good book for any grieving teen. We sent about 30 copies of this book to New York City and Washington DC (along with other books as well). Helen Fitzgerald does a wonderful job explaining grief and the healing process to teens. I would suggest supplementing the book with some sort of journal like the book "Fire in My Heart, Ice in Veins" .. But this one is definitely worth purchasing for any grieving teen. It covers the full spectrum of grief's emotions - anger, fear, exhaustion, shock, disbelief and more. It also covers the funeral and what to expect, reacting to your emotions, and how to go on living your life.
Fabulous Healing Power  Nov 6, 2000
Although I bought this book for my niece who is 14, after my sister was killed in a car accident, I found the book useful for anyone mourning the death of a loved one. The book was written in a clear and concise manner. It has a table of contents that can lead you directly to the topic you want to learn more about. In our case we went to the sections that spoke about "when death comes sudden" and "no time to say good-bye". The author also writes about practical matters like what to expect at the wake and the funeral. There are even sections that some people might think taboo, like what does a dead person look or feel like. All these things helped us to come out of the shock of it all. There are two other book in the series: The Mourning Book (which I have read and is equally wonderful) and The Greiving Child (which I have not had a chance to purchase - but I will - I have another niece who is 4yrs old). Helen Fitzgerald should be congratulated in the work she is doing to heal so many she will never meet.

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