Authors: Judith Murray, QLD
Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference
Subject: longitudinal study, grief
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: While it has been recognized that bereavement grief can be significant in the development of children, there have been few studies that have actually provided longitudinal data concerning these possible effects. Between 1991 and 1993, 63 families who had experienced the death of a baby through stillbirth, neonatal death of SIDS participated in a study of the effects of a program of selective intervention on the distress of families. Sixty-five surviving children were part of these families. These children are now young adults. This paper provides a brief report on the current perceptions of 35 of these young people concerning the death and their perceptions of its effects on themselves and their families.