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Thesis

Children's grief theory: A critical review

17 November 2004

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to critically review literature on children's grief theory. A brief history of grief theory is presented, as well as the introduction of children into the conceptualization of bereavement. Four major theoretical perspectives attachment, development, trauma, and culture - are considered in the discussion on 9urrent perspectives on children's grief theory. Finally, implications for future research in theory and interventions for grieving children are explored.


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