Adolescent adjustment before and after HIV-related parental death.

  title={Adolescent adjustment before and after HIV-related parental death.},
  author={Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus and Robert E. Weiss and Susan Alber and Patricia Lester},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={73 2},
The impact of HIV-related parental death on 414 adolescents was examined over a period of 6 years. The adjustment of bereaved adolescents was compared over 4 time periods relative to parental death and was also compared with the adjustment of nonbereaved adolescents. Bereaved adolescents had significantly more emotional distress, negative life events, and contact with the criminal justice system than nonbereaved youths; these behaviors did not remain significantly higher after parental death… CONTINUE READING

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