Young People, Bereavement and Loss: Disruptive Transitions?

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This book examines what we know about young people, bereavement and loss. It includes case studies and other evidence of how young people discuss their experiences of bereavement; the theoretical history of research into bereavement and young people; the evidence of bereavement as a 'risk factor' in the lives of young people; the social and cultural contexts of bereavement, and approaches to education and intervention. It considers the implications for policy-makers and practitioners developing best procedures and practice for working with bereaved young people. This book will help those involved with working with young people - across the broad range of mainstream as well as specialist services - to respond imaginatively and rigorously to this issue in young people's lives.

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Young peoples experiences of bereavement
Constructing a knowledge base
Is bereavement a risk factor in young peoples lives?
The social contexts of bereavement experiences and interventions
What we know from statistical data about the number

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Dr Jane Ribbens McCarthy is a Reader in Family Studies in the Faculty of Social Policy at the Open University. She has long-standing interests in family sociology, particularly around parent-child relationships and her research has included, among other things, mothers and their children, parenting and step-parenting, and the family lives of young people aged 16-18, and in recent years this has included relationships at the end of life. She has published extensively on these areas.

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