Bereavement Counseling in the School Setting (Paperback)

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Bereavement Counseling in the School Setting (Paperback)


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We are a death phobic society. Consequently, we provide very little help to our citizens in dealing with the one common denominator that we all face, the death of those we love.

The paucity of death education programs in our elementary and secondary schools is evident of our death avoidance culture. Although many of our schools do attempt to assist the thousands of children and adolescents yearly who lose parents, siblings, and other loved ones, their efforts tend to focus on how to assist the newly bereaved student in the days immediately following the loss. Very few schools have a long term approach that extends far beyond the immediate crisis, seeking to assist students with the life altering changes that follow the death of a family member.

Dr. Luciano Sabatini, a former school counselor and director of guidance, offers a guide to school based professionals, especially those involved in crisis counseling, on how to assist students through crisis intervention teams, educational awareness and support groups. He shares his experiences in working with bereaved students and what he has learned from them in coming to terms with a devastating loss. He also offers school leaders best practices in supporting grieving students and in managing a school grieving the death of a student.

Luciano Sabatini is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University where he teaches graduate courses in bereavement and group counseling to students in mental health programs. He also serves as the bereavement coordinator for St. Bernard's parish in Levittown, New York, and facilitates support groups, trains caregivers of the newly bereaved and gives workshops at the annual Diocesan bereavement conference.

Sabatini has written two books on bereavement: Bereavement Counseling in the School Setting and Lessons Learned on Grief.
Product Details ISBN: 9781608080724
ISBN-10: 1608080722
Publisher: WriteLife Publishing
Publication Date: December 1st, 2012
Pages: 114
Language: English
“Well laid out and ordered book. Going into detail with facts and figures relating to the clients. Following and the process to help these clients with well thought out and tried elements which can and will be put into practice.” – Brian Jeff (Librarian) for NetGalley

“This is very informative… I wish myself and a few of my friends had this kind of support in school.” – Misty Eilar for NetGalley