Year: 1995 Source: Omega, v.31, no.1, (1995), p.67-85 SIEC No: 19950039

This article presents research on the source & continuity of support received by bereaved parents within 4 contexts: family, friends, co-workers, & clergy. Data were obtained from a 1990-91 study on the social impact of the death of a child, & included 14 interviews with parents. Responses indicate that lack of support from expected sources, (family, friends, & clergy) constitutes aftershocks that result in pain, anger, & social isolation. Implications for grief counselling are discussed.