Children's Psychological Distress Following the Death of a Parent

  title={Children's Psychological Distress Following the Death of a Parent},
  author={V. Raveis and K. Siegel and D. Karus},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • V. Raveis, K. Siegel, D. Karus
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • The death of a parent in childhood represents a profound psychological insult. Although a number of studies have examined rates of depression and anxiety in bereaved children, less attention has been given to understanding predictors of children's adjustment to the loss. Data are presented from 83 families with school-age children in which a parent had died of cancer in the preceding 18 months. The surviving parent and one randomly selected child completed individual interviews conducted by a… CONTINUE READING
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