The Shared Grief Project hopes to communicate the important message that bereaved children and teens are not alone. We do so through the personal narratives of public figures who, as children and teens, have lost someone close to them. They can offer a sense of empathy, solidarity, and optimism. Grieving children and their families can get to “know” these messengers of courage and resilience. They will realize “I can get thorough this; I will be okay”.
This General Discussion Guide provides suggestions for how to use Shared Grief Videos with young people, families, and teachers. Get to know each of these individuals. Consider them friends who have “been there.” Their stories are powerful, listen closely, share your own thoughts and watch the videos several times. You will learn something new each time.
The specific Reflection Guides are meant to encourage thinking and spur conversation about the key points made by The Shared Grief Subjects.