Year: 2002 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.41, no.5, (May 2002), p.505-513 SIEC No: 20031225

The authors evaluated the efficacy of a manual-based bereavement group intervention for children who suffered the suicide of a parent or sibling. It was found that changes in anxiety & depressive symptoms were significantly greater among children who recieved the intervention than those who did not, suggesting that a bereavement group intervention focusing on reactions to death & suicide & strengthening coping skills can lessen the distress of children bereaved after parental or sibling suicide. (28 refs)