December 2019


Supporting the Grieving Adolescent


Understanding adolescents can be a challenge and supporting grieving adolescents can be difficult. The feelings of grief may be intense and changeable. A grieving adolescent may be fearful of these feelings. It is common for a grieving adolescent to experience a certain amount of decreased ability to motivate themselves or concentrate for long periods of time. This can make school work challenging.
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July 20 2010


Grief and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


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​The impact of grief is very real for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, not much attention has been given to the bereavement needs of these individuals or other people with special needs.
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July 07 2010


When Men Grieve


​In our society, men are often the forgotten grievers. They are taught as young boys to “be strong” and that “men don’t cry.”
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February 01 2010

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Death of an Adult Child


​​​The death of an adult child is an overwhelming experience to parents. Parents are never fully prepared to have their child die before them. The grief is intense and complex.

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December 21 2009

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Teen Grief - Tips for Coping


During grief, teens experience all kinds of emotions. They may be overwhelming, frightening, and intense: they may feel out of control.
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September 18 2008

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 

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