Assignment: Bereavement Across the Life Span

Assignment: Bereavement Across the Life Span

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Assignment: Bereavement Across the Life Span

Directions: One’s understanding of death and the bereavement process changes over the life span. Using the matrix provided below, summarize how the various stages of life understand death, and how each might grieve the loss of a loved one. Create a short vignette for each age group that expresses your understanding of the age group’s response to death and bereavement. Finally, hypothesize how a professional counselor might counsel each age group through the bereavement process. The first stage has been completed for you as an example.

Age Group Perception/Cognition of Grief Response to Grief Vignette

(short example/story of a child’s loss scenario)

Counseling Interventions (including best practice interventions) for this age group)
Baby and Toddler Does not understand the permanency of grief. Excessive crying and yearning to being held. A baby’s birth mother died during delivery. Counsel the guardians of the baby to be sure to tend to the baby’s need for touch and comfort.
Preschool Age
Grade School Age
Adolescence/Teenage Years
Adulthood
Late Adulthood

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered