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Reslience and bereaved children: developing complex approaches

Ribbens McCarthy, Jane (2006). Reslience and bereaved children: developing complex approaches. Grief Matters, 9(3) pp. 58–61.

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We sometimes hear it said that 'children are resilient', but is this a helpful statement in relation to bereaved young people? The notion of resilience can be controversial, and presumes that the death of someone close is indeed a potential sources of significant adversity in the lives of bereaved children. The conceptual issues and empirical evidence are complex, requiring us to develop sophisticated understandings that attend to a constellation of socially structured inequalities as well as individual and social characteristics, understood in relation to contexts and processes over time.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1440-6888
Keywords: resilience, bereavement, children, young people, adversity
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 9469
Depositing User: Jane Ribbens McCarthy
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:04
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