Broad-Spectrum Group Treatment for Parents Bereaved by the Violent Deaths of Their 12- to 28-Year-Old Children: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Murphy S A~~Johnson C~~et al
This study assessed the efficacy of a 10-week broad-spectrum intervention offered to bereaved parents about 4 months after the deaths of their children due to accidents, homicide or suicide. For 3 outcomes of distress there was a significant interaction between treatment & baseline values for each outcome for mothers both immediately posttreatment & 6 months later. The intervention appeared to be most beneficial for the mothers most distressed at baseline. Fathers showed no immediate benefits.