Childhood Grief: A Deeper Look at How Children Cope with the Loss of a Parent

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Hannah Rose Gary Dick


By Hannah Rose, Social Work

Advisor: Gary Dick

Presentation ID: AM_A23

Abstract: Every day, death occurs all throughout the world, impacting millions of people in many ways. For centuries, the ideology of grief has focused on a very specific genre of death and loss which is typically seen through adult eyes. Although the research of grief thus far has been substantial in helping the world understand the impacts of loss and bereavement for adults, children are impacted by death in a far more magnified manner. According to Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model, 1 in 15 children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the age of 18 in the United States (Judi's House, 2018). These deaths will have a lasting effect on how bereaved children will develop for the rest of their lives.

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