Dealing With Grief

Below are some handouts that help parents and/or guardians talk with their teenager when they have experienced a loss. Many times the conversation is a difficult one and parents/guardians do not always know the "right" thing to do or say. Hopefully, these handouts can help facilitate a conversation with your teenager.

Basic Needs of Grieving Teens: This handout briefly goes through the basic needs teenagers need when grieving a loss. Basic Needs of Grieving Teens

Coping With Sudden Loss: This handout is to help parents, etc when talking with your teenager who has experienced a loss. It outlines some helpful ideas to keep in mind when speaking with your teenager. Coping with Sudden Loss

Some community resources for bereavement counseling:

Lewis County Hospice Bereavement Program:
Contact: Laurie Millard, Bereavement Coordinator
Phone: (315) 376-5308

Parent Hotline - for parents with struggling teens

Parent Support - Parenting advice and guidance
Phone: 1-800-313-1264

Grief Counseling Grass Roots
1231 Green Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: 315-797-0472

On the "Area Resources" page there are many websites and phone numbers to agencies that may be helpful as well

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