Grief Sentence Completion for Kids Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Grief Sentence Completion for Kids Worksheet?

Grief is a terribly strong emotion that is hard to process for both adults and kids alike. Everyone experiences and reacts to grief differently. Children in particular may become withdrawn, prefer isolation and display a host of negative emotions and concerns. Sentence completion is an effective tool for helping kids open up about their innermost feelings and thoughts with regards to their grief. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet can help young kids who are experiencing a significant loss of a loved one to be able to begin expressing their grief. The prompts in this worksheet can encourage them to open up about their experience related to their grief which the therapist can use to initiate conversation and probe further throughout sessions. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in the initial grief therapy sessions with kids ages 7 and above. Any part that they are uncomfortable with can be skipped. The prompts can also be used in conversation if the kid is not particularly keen on writing. Instruct them to write the first thought that comes to their mind when reading the prompt. 

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