Year: 2000 Source: Death Studies, v.24, no.7, (October-November 2000), p.585-602 SIEC No: 20010003

This article has 3 purposes: 1) to describe the planning, implementation, & results of a theory-based intervention study involving 261 parents bereaved by the violent deaths of their children; 2) to suggest programmatic elements of bereavement services based on findings from the study & 5-year follow-up data; & 3) to identify future research & theory development needs. Findings of the intervention study suggest that many different types of services are needed to meet parents’ needs. (38 refs.)