Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Grief Issues

A Manual for Any Caring Adult Dealing with Grief in Middle and High School Students

Includes Digital Resources!

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Adolescents are not supposed to experience death.

Although it should never happen, the harsh reality is that it does, and when it does, it is a terrible shock for the adolescent.

Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Grief Issues will help you, as the caring adult, be a guide through this troubling time by helping you understand what the adolescent is going through and giving you comprehensive techniques to address the situation. This is a time when a caring, unassuming adult can make a positive difference in a young person by fostering growth and maturity.

Written by David A. Opalewski
Paperback ISBN 9781931636469
Grades 6-12
88 pages
Release Date January 1, 2007

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National Center for Youth Issues

David Opalewski, M.A. is the founder and president of Grief Recovery, Inc., in Saginaw, Michigan. He is an author, consultant, and a widely sought-after conference speaker and trainer for the tragedy component of school crisis teams across the country.

David has a forty-four-year career in education. He has taught at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels and was an at-risk counselor for eight of those years. During Opalewski’s educational career, he experienced the combined deaths of twenty-six students and fellow staff
members. He was a replacement teacher in a fifth-grade classroom for a teacher who was killed in an auto accident during the middle of the school year.

He retired from Central Michigan University in May of 2017 as Professor Emeritus. David worked part time for three years in a funeral home as an aftercare consultant to the families of the deceased.

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