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dc.contributor.advisor Magnusson, Kris
dc.contributor.author Kozlowski, Ryszard
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-29T16:47:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-29T16:47:12Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1083
dc.description vii, 95 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Bereavement is a state or feeling of loss. At some point in everyone's life, tragedy occurs, triggering feelings of bereavement. The adolescent's experience with bereavement is unique from other age groups for a number of reasons. This document examines the research describing adolescent bereavement and exposes some of the myths maintained by our North American culture regarding the adolescent grieving process. Adolescence is an extremely exciting period of change and development for an individual. With these developments, there are issues the adolescent must face. These issues, when combined with bereavement complicate the lifestyle of the adolescent and become compounded when influenced by society's myths. These circumstances may lead to reducing the care shown to a bereaved adolescent and without this needed attention, an adolescent's unchecked grief can lead to a decline in their emotional and physical well being. One of the primary purposes of this document is to communicate bereavement issues to the adolescent. The two literary forms chosen to convey this information is a comic book in combination with a storybook. Using these two formats, it is the aim of this writer to motivate the adolescent to reflect on their loss and foster within the adolescent an understanding and an acceptance of their bereavement. When an adolescent acquires an understanding of bereavement, they are more inclined to explore the resources available to them. The concluding section of this document offers the bereaved adolescent a variety of readily accessible resources. Through such resources the adolescent is extended an offer of hope and the healing process is initiated. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2002 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Teenagers and death en
dc.subject Children and death en
dc.subject Bereavement in adolescence en
dc.subject Bereavement in children en
dc.subject Grief in children en
dc.subject Grief in adolescence en
dc.title Adolescent bereavement en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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