Assisting Bereaved College Students Heather L. Servaty-Seib

ISBN: 9780470295397

Published: April 1st 2008

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102 pages


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Assisting Bereaved College Students  by  Heather L. Servaty-Seib

Assisting Bereaved College Students by Heather L. Servaty-Seib
April 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 102 pages | ISBN: 9780470295397 | 4.66 Mb

Research indicates that rather than an isolated incidentexperienced by only a few college students, bereavement is a lifetransition or crisis faced by a significant share of the campuspopulation at any given time. Death loss experiences andMoreResearch indicates that rather than an isolated incidentexperienced by only a few college students, bereavement is a lifetransition or crisis faced by a significant share of the campuspopulation at any given time.

Death loss experiences and subsequentgrief reactions have the strong potential to affect the functioningand overall development of bereaved students. This sourcebook brings together perspectives from the fields ofhigher education and thanatology (the study of death and dying) toprovide a mix of theoretical, research, and practice perspectivesfor coping with death and bereavement on campus.The initial chapters move from a macro-level focus on theprevalence of bereaverment on campus to theoretical and empiricalapproaches for understanding how students cope with death and thento practical approaches for supporting and assisting bereavedstudents.

The volume then explores administrative responses todeath, including issues of suicide, death notification, andpractical guidance in the aftermath of student death.Death is a fact of life college students, whether they aretraditional-age or adult learners, undergraduates or graduatestudents, full-time or part-time students, or on-campus residentsor commuters. Members of the higher education community need to beready to respond when death touches the lives of students toprovide support and assistance.Of course, institutions have unique characteristics, and thecomposition of student populations differs widely.

The materialsand guidelines presented in this volume should be considered inlight of these contextual factors. With this in mind, the editorshave created a sourcebook that provides useful guidance for acaring response.Chapters include Grieving: 22 to 30 Percent of All College StudentsDevelopmental and Contextual Perspectives on Bereaved CollegeStudentsLessons of Loss: Meaning-Making in Bereaved CollegeStudentsDesigning and Conducting Grief Workshops for CollegeStudentsTraining Faculty Members and Resident Assistants to Respond toBereaved StudentsSuicide and Its Impact on CampusGuidelines for Death Notification in College StudentPopulationsStudent Death Protocols: A Practitioners PerspectiveThis is the 121st volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Student Services, offeringguidelines and programs for aiding students in their totaldevelopment: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.



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