Grief Counseling Resource Guide – A Field Manual

This manual has been developed as a guide for those who encounter individuals reacting to trauma related grief reactions in the course of their outreach work. It is hoped that this document will be helpful for both licensed mental health practitioners with limited experience working with individuals who are grieving as well as for paraprofessionals and outreach workers. Whenever a person is encountered who is experiencing severe reactions or complicating conditions for which the worker feels unqualified to address, consultation with an appropriate mental health professional and an appropriate referral for more formal services should be made.