ERIC Number: ED434290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
A Systemic Approach to Facilitating Family Grief Resolution Following the Death of a Child.
Charkow, Wendy B.
This paper provides counselors and other helping professionals with tools for assessment of and intervention in grieving families that have suffered the loss of a child or fetus through illness, accident, violence, or miscarriage. Helping professionals who don't specialize in grief issues can especially benefit from this information, as many clients display unrecognized and/or unresolved grief issues. Several recommendations for assessment of grieving families are offered. Recommendations include evaluating the level of functioning of individual family members and the family system itself, assessing the levels of communication within and cohesion of the family, and assessing symptomology related to depression and bereavement. A systemic approach that emphasizes family, group, and school interventions is recommended to assist the family in positive grief resolution. (Contains 21 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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