The role of peer relationships in parental bereavement during childhood and adolescence.

@article{Dopp2012TheRO,
  title={The role of peer relationships in parental bereavement during childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Alex Dopp and Albert Clifford Cain},
  journal={Death studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={41-60}
}
This article reviews current knowledge concerning the relationship between peer support and adjustment outcomes and experiences for parentally bereaved children. A brief overview of the effects of parental bereavement and factors influencing immediate and long-term adjustment is provided, followed by an overview of peer-provided social support and its relationship to adjustment. Current findings on the predictive value of peer support for adjustment are then discussed, with emphasis on the… CONTINUE READING