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Towards a model of loss navigation in adolescence

Journal title
Death studies
Publication year
2017
Author(s)
Lytje, M.
Pages
291-302
Volume
41
Number
5

Researchers today consider childhood bereavement one of the most traumatic experiences that can befall a child. Nevertheless, most models of bereavement currently limit themselves to dealing with adult grief and primarily explores the internal processes associated with recovery. Based on a study which conducted focus groups with 39 Danish adolescents (aged 9-17), this article presents The Model of Loss Navigation in Adolescence. Centered on the three factors-Being Different, Being in Control, and Being in Grief-the model highlight the social conventions children have to navigate and how these influences both their day-to-day lives and their road to recovery.

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