Adults who are willing to listen and provide a safe place for teens to explore their multitude of feelings help them to begin to heal.
There are no magic "right" words to say. It's the trying, the sharing and the caring-the wanting to help and the willingness to listen that says "I care about you". When we know that we do care about each other, then, together, we can talk about even the most difficult things and cope with even the most difficult times.
-Hedda Bluestone Sharapan
The Crisis Response Team for Lincoln Public Schools has provided a brochure for Helping Teens With Grief, click here for a pdf of this document.