Four Tasks of Mourning (W. Worden)*

Posted by on Mar 30, 2008 in Youth Grief Tasks | One Comment

To accept the reality of the loss. To come face to face with the reality of the loss as irretrievable. To experience the pain of grief. Including the literal physical pain that many experience and the emotional and behavioral pain associated with loss. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing. Reorganizing […]

Four Tasks of Grief for Berreaved Youth (S. Fox)*

Posted by on Mar 30, 2008 in Youth Grief Tasks | No Comments

Recently two psychologists, William Worden, Ph.D. and Sandra Fox, Ph.D. have developed the tasks that grieving adults and children need to accomplish for their grief to be good grief.  (Good grief is that which enhances or allows the person to rurn to their previous level of functioning.) Understanding:  Knowing the loss really happened and is […]