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2022 Service-Learning Symposium: Teen Grief Project

Teen Grief Project 

Authors: Jenna Chambers, Hollyanne Foster, Kristen Wallace, Lucy Brooks

Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano DNP, RN, CNM, CNE

Community Partner: The College of Coastal Georgia, Coastal Pines, Glynn Academy, Brunswick High School, Frederica Academy, Brunswick Christian Academy, Heritage Christian Academy, and McIntosh County Academy, Hospice of the Golden Isles, The Chapel United Methodist Church, Pine Ridge Baptist Church

Abstract:

The group worked with multiple community partners to increase teen knowledge of grief resources in an effort to lower suicide rates and improve negative coping mechanisms.  Informational flyers were hung in local schools and colleges to spread awareness of available grief resources.  The posters were hung in individual bathroom stalls to allow students privacy when reading the resources and be free of judgment.  The group received positive feedback from counselors and students who saw the flyers.