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Title: Grief of children following parental suicide
Contributor(s): Ratnarajah, Dorothy (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: • Project Title: The construction of meaning following parental suicide. • Research question: What meaning have children bereaved by parental suicide placed on this event and its aftermath throughout their developmental years and adult lives? • Aims: The primary aims were to explore the recollections of adults who had experienced parental suicide while they were children/adolescents; To understand the developmental history after suicide; the development of psychological and spiritual meaning systems and the development of resilience; Identify the nature of support and the timing of the support that would be most beneficial to the bereaved families and in particular, the surviving children; Understand more about vulnerability and the factors that affect coping; Identify the protective external factors that encourage moderation between stress, risk, coping and the building of resilience and how support services could be designed to facilitate resilience.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 8th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society - Consequences of Loss: Resiliency and Complications in the Grief Experience, Melbourne, Australia, 15th - 18th July, 2008
Source of Publication: Presented at the 8th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
Field of Research (FOR): 111710 Health Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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