Year: 1996 Source: Death Studies, v.20, no.5, (September-October 1996), p.441-452 SIEC No: 19970379

It is currently believed that effective intervention programs can reduce the negative consequences of stressful life events. This paper describes a 3 step process used to develop a theory based preventive intervention for parents whose 12-28 year old child has died 2-7 months previously by accident, homicide, or suicide. Assumptive world, family life cycle, victimization, & social support theories form the basis for matching parent bereavement stress with intervention strategies.