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Juvenile Delinquency and Parent's Death
An investigation of juvenile delinquency and its relationship to unresolved grief due to the death of a parent or parents from ages 7-11 years using Piaget's concrete operational stage of development.
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The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate unresolved grief in children ages 7-11 years, an age range that corresponds to Piaget's concrete operational stage, due to the death of a parent(s) and if and or how it manifests into delinquent behavior. To this end, this dissertation employs a historical-comparative methodology to answer the guiding research questions. The dissertation is guided by the following specific research questions: 1.What is the incidence of juvenile delinquency among children who have experienced the loss or one or both parents during Piaget's concrete operational stage, ages 7-11 years? 2. What treatment interventions have been proven effective in helping children resolve the grief associated with the loss of one or both parents? 3. Are there cultural, gender and socioeconomic differences among children that affect their coping abilities? 4. What specific differences exist between adults and children in terms of coping skills and how can clinicians use this information to facilitate grief resolution?

Key Word Definitions
Chapter 1: Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Importance of Study
Scope of Study
Rationale of Study
Overview of Study
Chapter 2: Review of Related Literature
Chapter 3: Methodology
Description of the Study Approach
Data-gathering Method and Database of Study
Preliminary Bibliography
Chapter 4: Data Analysis
Chapter 5: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"The study of "resilient" and "invulnerable" children has provided researchers with a new and different focus in the primary prevention of mental illness in adults. Resilient children are those who, because of stressful life events, are at risk of developing later psychological dysfunctions, but do not. As examples: every teenage parent does not quit school and live on welfare; most behaviorally disordered children do not become dysfunctional adults; not all high school dropouts fail to make a good living; and many adjudicated delinquents do not become adult offenders (Brown & Felner, 1991). Based on the wide range of stress-producing factors that may occur throughout childhood and even prior to birth (e.g., in utero cocaine addiction), it is understandable that past research would provide limited coverage. For example, Garmezy and Rutter volume ( 1989) provided an understanding of the neurochemical and physiological aspects of stress, a description of stress-producing factors that occur during infancy and early childhood, and an understanding of coping mechanisms associated with resiliency-all considered within the context of childhood development (Brown & Felner, 1991)."

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