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Grief therapy; Children--Counseling of; Teenagers--Counseling of;


Death is a natural part of life. This is a difficult lesson to learn and can be especially confusing for children and adolescents. It is natural for adults to want to protect children for negative emotions and shelter them from the loss. Also, many adults feel uncomfortable or incapable of talking with children and adolescents about death. It is the guidance counselor's role to educate teachers regarding the grief and loss process and to provide support to the student, and well as information and resources to the parents or guardians of the student.

The purpose of this paper is to identify the grief and loss process at each developmental stage from infant to adolescent, to identify the role of the guidance counselor in working with the bereaved, and to specify numerous helpful interventions.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John K. Smith


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