Adolescent Bereavement Analysis

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Life is full of ups and downs and such experiences can leave an impact on our lives and the way on how we behave. One of the most difficult experiences which one might encounter during adolescence is bereavement. In fact, bereavement results young people having to create and implement different means and ways of coping strategies. Apart from finding help and support during the bereavement process, young people might need to ´´revisit their bereavement and ‘re-negotiate’ their loss in the context of their changing cognitive abilities, or developing life histories´´ ( CHARMAINE ). Besides, as Fleming and Adolph suggest, ´´ bereavement requires adolescents to cope behaviorally, cognitively, and affectively with five core issues.…show more content…
Yet, the background within a particular young person´s life brings variation to this overall general context. In addition, Bulk (2014) argues that the way of such attitudes and responses change according to the young person´s present phase of development and that such turbulence is considered as a normal phase for those young people that are bereaving. In fact, bereaved young people not only pass from uncertainty and bewilderment of their situation, but also the uncertainties of their limitations in their responsibilities and expectations; whether to progressing to maturity or remaining immature. Indeed, research shows that the impacts of bereavement and the ability to cope vary according to the individual´s age. In fact, Furman (1974) claims that the younger the child, the more challenging the post trauma symptomatology(TO USE ANOTHER WORD). Yet, as outlined by Corr (1995), there are cognitive developmental learning needs that are vital for the bereaved young person. This is based within the context of bereaved young people´s experiences occurring in the developed countries of Europe and North America. Such concepts

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