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Support groups for children and adolescents bereaved by suicide: Lots of interventions, little evidence

Journot-Reverbel, Katia ; Raynaud, Jean-Philippe ; Bui, Eric ; Revet, Alexis

Psychiatry Research, April 2017, Vol.250, pp.253-255 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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    Support groups for children and adolescents bereaved by suicide: Lots of interventions, little evidence
  • Author: Journot-Reverbel, Katia ; Raynaud, Jean-Philippe ; Bui, Eric ; Revet, Alexis
  • Description: Though many different interventions are proposed for suicide-bereaved children and adolescents, few data exist concerning their efficiency. This literature review focused on psychosocial interventions specifically targeting children and adolescents bereaved by suicide to try to provide some validate therapeutic guidelines propositions for clinicians. We only found two articles specifically targeting children or adolescents: both of them seemed to show some efficacy in reducing some psychosocial variables (anxiety, depression…) in suicide-bereaved children but results were limited by methodological problems. This review failed to provide evidence-based guidelines propositions for suicide-bereaved children and underline the crucial need for research in this field. •Thousands of children and adolescents are bereaved each year by suicide.•There exists very little literature on evidence-based programs and interventions to help them.•This review focused on interventions...
  • Is Part Of: Psychiatry Research, April 2017, Vol.250, pp.253-255
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0165-1781 ; E-ISSN: 1872-7123 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.077
  • Subjects: Suicide-Bereaved Children ; Program Evaluation ; Literature Review ; Suicide-Bereaved Children ; Program Evaluation ; Literature Review ; Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)

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