Year: 1981 Source: Clinical Social Work Journal, v.9, no.1, (1981), p.1-33 SIEC No: 19820427

This paper reviews the impact of the loss of a parent as a love object and as a narcisstic injury. It discusses children’s understanding of death and the relationship between loss and trauma. It also discusses how children adapt to “grief and mourning.” Palombo concludes that no single approach is sufficient to explain the complexity of the impact of the death of a parent on a child.