By Pamela A. Malone
Loss, grief, and trauma come into the lives of young people in lots of kinds and with extra frequency than the adults of their lives may well observe. Assessing the intensity and nature in their feelings may be tough; kids are usually reluctant to teach robust feelings and will be tricky to arrive, quite once they adventure the premature demise of a friend. How top to paintings with a teen who could have difficulty speaking their feelings even less than the simplest of situations? And what if she or he has realized concerning the demise of a family member or classmate from one other peer instead of a loved one? What approximately gender ameliorations and the impact of tradition and kin? What function do cellphones, textual content messaging, and applied sciences similar to fb play within the adolescent grief adventure? teenagers’ use of know-how creates limitless entry to acquaintances, aid platforms, and data, yet information that spreads fast with out buffering results can accentuate the energy of the adolescent grief responses. Counseling children via Loss, Grief, and Trauma not just examines those matters; it additionally offers clinicians with a wealth of assets and time-tested healing actions which are bound to turn into an critical a part of any clinician’s practice.
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PROTECTIVE FACTORS Protective factors are those characteristics that help adolescents navigate through loss, grief, and trauma with an intact sense of self. Protective factors may include good relationships with friends and family, a sense of connection to the school community, involvement in extracurricular activities, a healthy level of self-esteem, good school grades, and parental involvement with clear and consistent behavioral boundaries. Adolescents who have good relationships with friends and family members will have the necessary support through difficult times.
But then afterward when I was with my boyfriend, I couldn’t hold anything back. I lost all control. My muscles weren’t tense. ” The physical or somatic response to loss, grief, and trauma can be sudden and intense. Lila, a 15 year-old whose friend was murdered, describes her reaction as “Like there was some pain. Like my stomach was cramping. Head was hurtin’. My arms felt like there was something on them and I couldn’t lift them up. And my legs were like they were taped to the chair so I couldn’t get up.
Typically control strategies are associated with better outcomes for adolescents as compared to disengagement or avoidance strategies (Compas, Connor-Smith, Saltzman, Thomsen, & Wadsworth, 2001; Johnson & Easterling, 2015). RELOCATION In recent years, relocation has become a more frequent occurrence in the lives of adolescents than in previous years. This may be due to parental employment issues for increased opportunity or a transfer, financial issues, or home and job loss due to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires.