Year: 1992 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.62, no.4, (October 1992), p.484-493 SIEC No: 19950765

Children’s bereavement support groups can provide useful surrogate support for families when a parent dies, & may contribute new social meaning for this traumatic event. Theories & techniques for intervention in such groups are presented, & their application illustrated via a clinical case history. Results indicate that categorization of children’s bereavement should be abandoned in favour of conceptualization in terms of prior adaption processes. (24 refs.)