Middle-school students who experience a loss caused by divorce or the sudden death of a classmate, friend, or family member are often coping with this kind of devastation for the first time. This program combines real teens' revelations with commentary by an expert to help students understand their myriad of feelings, avoid negative ways of coping, and learn where they can turn for help during a very difficult time. Lucas poignantly shares how he has coped with the overwhelming loss of his father two years ago. Quinn's parents recently divorced. She shares how she is coping with the anger and depression she feels at the loss of the family she once had. This program alerts young teens to the dangers of using drugs and alcohol to help cope with their feelings. Explores positive ways to deal with their loss and sends the message that grieving is a unique process for everyone. Provides specific resources students can turn to for help. Awards: Bronze Plaque, U.S. International Film and Video Festival.
Runtime: 18 mins