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Adolescent Encounters With Death, Bereavement, and Coping

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Adolescent Encounters With Death, Bereavement, and Coping

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  • David Balk PhD
  • Charles Corr PhD,CT

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Capturing from the start that 'Childhood is, and always has been, a vulnerable time,' we have a rich in gathering of contributed pieces that bring us into the raw, fragile arena of children traumatized by life events and behaviors..." --Illness, Crisis, and Loss

Balk and Corr again have edited a book that will set the direction of the field for yet another decade....Caregivers can count on this book...for insight and intervention."

--From the Foreword by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD
Professor, The Graduate School, The College of New Rochelle
Author, Counseling Individuals With Life-Threatening Illness

Over a decade has passed since the publication of Balk and Corr's groundbreaking Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement. This new book, Adolescent Encounters With Death, Bereavement, and Coping, analyzes the challenges faced by adolescents coping with death, dying, and bereavement, and examines the new, unique circumstances and advances that have transpired over the last decade.

These include:

  • Grief and coping with HIV/AIDS
  • Adolescents, humor, and death
  • Technology and the Internet: coping with loss in the digital world
  • Bereavement over the deaths of celebrities

The book also explores critical, imaginative conceptual frameworks and models that have emerged on the scene, including:

  • The dual process model for understanding loss
  • Ideas about assumptive worlds
  • Debates about the benefit and harm of grief counseling
  • New research on recovery and resilience following bereavement

Written from the interdisciplinary perspectives of expert sociologists, psychologists, educators, social workers, nurses, and anthropologists, this book offers a breadth and depth of insight into the complex nature of adolescent bereavement. Nurses, counselors, social workers, and educators will find this book to be an invaluable resource when they try to understand and help adolescents coping with death-related issues.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 16, 2009
  • Page Count 392
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826110732
  • EISBN 9780826110749

Table of Contents 

Kenneth J. Doka

David E. Balk & Charles A. Corr

Part I. Background
Chapter 1 Adolescent Development: The Back story to Adolescent Encounters with Death and Bereavement
Chapter 3 Ethics and Adolescent Grief Research: A Developmental Analysis
Chapter 2 Young People Making Meaning in Response to Death and Bereavement

Part II. Death
Chapter 4 Adolescents, Accidents, and Homicides
Chapter 5 Adolescents and Suicide
Chapter 6 Adolescents and HIV/AIDS
Chapter 7 Adolescents Living with Life-Threatening Illnesses
Chapter 8 Adolescents, Humor, and Death
Chapter 9 Adolescents, Technology, and the Internet: Coping with Loss in the Digital World

Part III. Bereavement
Chapter 10 Life as an Adolescent when a Parent Has Died
Chapter 11 Sibling Bereavement during Adolescence
Chapter 12 Death of a Friend during Adolescence
Chapter 13 Adolescent Bereavement over the Deaths of Celebrities
Chapter 14 Adolescent Bereavement and Traumatic Deaths

Part IV. Interventions
Chapter 15 Educating Adolescents about Death, Bereavement, and Coping
Chapter 16 Camps and Support Groups for Adolescents
Chapter 17 Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Adolescents with Life-Threatening Illnesses
Chapter 18 Counseling Approaches for Bereaved Adolescents
Chapter 19 Therapy for Adolescents Experiencing Prolonged Grief
Chapter 20 Interventions for Caregivers Suffering Compassion Fatigue or Burnout