Master of Arts
Family Life Education
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 1)
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 2)
Family-based bereavement programs like these are designed to assist children and their parents in building positive self-concepts, to help the children to be sensitive towards others and to give families positive coping skills in order to deal with grief and loss situations. As grief is a process, a family's understandings of death and their reactions to illness, injury, and loss undergo constant change (Doka, 1995).
Teaching bereaved parents about the grief process and offering them appropriate tools to cope with their loss of their child is essential. The goal of this program and its curriculum will facilitate openness in talking about death not only for the siblings but for the entire family including parents, grandparents, and extended family members.
Recommended CitationTreffert, A. L. (2007). A Family Support Program for Parents and Siblings: Surviving the Death of a Child (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_mahs/33
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