Bereaved children

Other Names:
Premature loss of primary carer
Death of parent

Children who have lost a parent, sibling or other loved one lack the experience that adults can have to cope with their own pain and emotions. Children express their grief in their ways of behaving. They act out their feelings and emotions. We cannot always know what they are thinking or feeling. Withdrawal, aggressiveness, panic, anxiety, anger, guilt, fear, regression and symptoms of bodily distress can all be signs of grief.

Broader Problems:
Marginalized young people
Narrower Problems:
Single parent children
Pet loss
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST