Comprehensive grief care for children and families: Policy and practice implications

Title

Comprehensive grief care for children and families: Policy and practice implications

Creator

Griese B; Burns MR; Farro SA; Silvern L; Talmi A

Identifier

Publisher

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Date

2017

Description

Since the 1998 publication of the groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, increased research and funding has focused on mitigating experiences that place children at risk for developmental disruption. Surprisingly, the death of a parent, sibling, or other important attachment figure-often noted as one of the most disruptive and potentially traumatic experiences for a child-has received relatively little attention in these efforts. This article explores the current landscape of support for grieving children and families- including significant barriers to care and gaps in empirical knowledge. Given the complexity of the issue and the nascent state of the childhood bereavement field, it is fertile ground for social innovations that challenge current norms. In addition, the argument is made for a strengths-based, wellness approach to childhood bereavement that seizes upon opportunities to both promote adaptive adjustment and prevent further complications of unaddressed grief and trauma. (PsycINFO Database Record

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Citation List Month

November 2017 List

Notes

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Griese, Brook
Burns, Michaeleen R
Farro, Samantha A
Silvern, Louise
Talmi, Ayelet
Journal Article
United States
Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2017;87(5):540-548. doi: 10.1037/ort0000265.

Citation

Griese B; Burns MR; Farro SA; Silvern L; Talmi A, “Comprehensive grief care for children and families: Policy and practice implications,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11005.

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