Bereaving, But Not Alone : the Development and Actualization of a Mutual Aid Group for Children Who Have Lost a Parent.
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The methodology of this clinical trial is based on the realisation of a group intervention with children who lost a parent. Interviews preintervention and postintervention with participants will be done as well. The purpose of this study is to answer the following question: "What are the benefits for children who are in the process of bereaving a parent to participate in a group work intervention based on the mutual aid model ?". The aim of the research is to explore the benefits for grieving children to participate in an group work intervention based on the mutual aid model. To do so, the research has three distinct objectives : 1) to develop and apply a program of group work interventions for grieving children based on the mutual aid model ; 2) to explore the extent to which participation in the group facilitates changes in the children's discourse about death and the loss of their parents, and 3) to examine, from the children's own perceptive, the possible impact that their participation in the group have on their experience of bereavement.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Group intervention based on mutual aid.
Mutual aid group intervention [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
A mutual aid group intervention has been develop to help children who had lost a parent. The activities are based on the theoretical knowledge and needs of grieving children.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Interview before the group intervention [ Time Frame: one of 60 minutes ]
The interview aim is to know and to understand the experience of each participant about the death of their parent.
Interview after the group intervention [ Time Frame: One of 60 minutes ]
The aim of this interview is to ask questions about the death and the experience of the children after the end of the group intervention. Through the answers, we will find out about to understanding and the perceptions of the children about the group intervention.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
8 Years to 12 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Children between 8 and 12 years old.
Children who had lost a parent within 3 months and two years before the beginning of the group intervention.
Children who experimented death of his parent by suicide.