Death and Children Term Paper by Master Researcher

Death and Children
Examines the effects of death on young children.
# 39517 | 777 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper explains the different reactions children can have to death and highlights how the loss of a family member has different effects on younger and older children. The paper briefly discusses how to help children deal with death in a healthy manner.

Young Children, Loss, and Death
Older Children and Abstract Deaths

From the Paper:

"The death of a parent or close family member can completely change a child's family situation, and can be a huge loss both in terms of the needs of childhood and the development of a healthy adult personality. Children who lose a parent are more likely to suffer from affective disorders such as depression, and the unique mourning process children go through may seem confusing to their remaining caregivers. Adults who lost infant or toddler siblings when they themselves were toddlers often demonstrate the same overprotectiveness towards their own children as adults whose sibling loss took place when they were teenagers. Whether such long-term effects stem from the bereaved children's level of understanding and the emotional impact on them personally, or from the impact it had on their parents may be debatable. There is no doubt, however, that the effects are there. A child's experience of losing a family member depends partly on their understanding of death, which is associated with age and developmental level."

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