Research: Bereavement review

  1. Currier, J.M., Holland, J.M., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2007).
  2. Curtis, K. & Newman, T. (2001).
  3. Currier, J.M., Holland, J.M., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2007). The effectiveness of bereavement interventions with children: A meta-analytic review of controlled outcome research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36(2): 253-259.

Implications for practice:
Populations studied: Children who have experienced death of loved one, aged 8-13 years.  The length of time from bereavement to treatment in the studies reviewed varied considerably, but was, on average, 17.5 months.

Intervention types: Quite broad; any intervention aimed at promoting healthy adaptation to bereavement.  12 out of the 13 studies reviewed describe group-based interventions.  Most interventions had strong psychoeducation component.

Intervention settings:  Interventions reviewed were conducted in schools, community-based organisations, participant