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Talking With Children About Loss

Read an Excerpt on Helping Adolescents Cope

Parents, in particular, may feel helpless when faced with their child's intense sorrow. Know that your child will appreciate your support but may need to cope on her own terms, according to her own timetable, and with her peers. You ARE HELPING just by being there, although they may not feel that you are doing enough.

Strategies for supporting your adolescent…

If your child was present at the accident and participated in any way with the rescue efforts, s/he was exposed to a traumatic event in addition to her grief.

Signs of traumatic stress that signal a need for professional help include:

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