Preventive intervention groups for parentally bereaved children.

@article{Lohnes1994PreventiveIG,
  title={Preventive intervention groups for parentally bereaved children.},
  author={Kelly Lohnes and Neil Kalter},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={
          594-603
        }
}
A model of time-limited intervention groups for parentally bereaved children is described, and common emergent themes are discussed. These suggest that youngsters continue to struggle with death-related stress well beyond the time of the loss. The need to maintain an emotional attachment to internal representations of the deceased parent appears to be an important component of the bereavement process.