Year: 2022 Source: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, (2004), 33(4), 819-831. SIEC No: 20220985

Childhood traumatic grief (CTG) is a condition in which trauma symptoms impinge on children’s ability to negotiate the normal grieving process. Clinical characteristics of CTG and their implications for treatment are discussed, and data from a small number of open-treatment studies of traumatically bereaved children are reviewed. An empirically derived treatment model for CTG is described; this model addresses both trauma and grief symptoms and includes a parental treatment component. Future research directions are also addressed.