Children’s Bereavement Reactions Following Death of the Father
This is the second report from a longitudinal study designed to assess the effects of the father’s death on children aged 2 to 10 years. In the first report we described the bereavement reactions of 22 out of a study group of 25 kibbutz children 2 to 6 months after their father’s death in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.2 We found that about half of these children, who previously had no special psychological problems, reacted severely, with a variety of behavior problems that so disturbed their daily functioning in the family, the home, and school that professional help was considered indispensable. There were considerable individual differences from one child to another, not only according to his or her age, but also to family, individual, and circumstantial variables.
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