Year: 1998 Source: Death Studies, v.22, no.3, (April-May 1998), p.209-235 SIEC No: 19980254

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.