Death in public child welfare

Nora S. Gustavsson, Ann E. MacEachron

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    Child welfare workers are in a unique position to help children and youth in out-of-home care who have experienced the death of a significant person. This article discusses the response of children to death from a developmental perspective and offers suggestions on how child welfare workers can use an ecological perspective to help youngsters cope with their grief.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)327-340
    Number of pages14
    JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


    • Children
    • Cope
    • Death

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • General Social Sciences


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