taken straight from The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
Tips for Supporting Grieving Teens
If you know a teen who has experienced a death, you might be wondering, “How can I help?” Here are a some tips to keep in mind. In general, if you find yourself unsure of what to do or say, remember to take your cues from the teen. It’s likely that they know, or will be able to figure out, what they need. Your willingness to listen to their concerns and questions, as well as be present with their thoughts and feelings, creates a foundation of safety, trust, and support.
Supporting a Grieving Teen Tip Sheet
When Grief Hits Close to Home:Tips for Caregivers taken straight from National Association of School Psychologists