Researches have documented higher levels of trauma symptoms with concurrent grief reactions in youth exposed to war, violence andterrorism.
5% of children age 15 and younger have lostone or both parents (Steen, 1998)
Slightly more than half (51.9%) hadexperienced the sudden unexpected death of aclose relative or friend by age 21
Childhood bereavement from parental death isassociated with increased psychiatric problemsin the first 2 years after death
Cerel et al 2006; Breslau et al 2004; Weller et al., 1991; Worden andSilverman, 1996;
Pfefferbaum, Call,et al., 2001;Pfefferbaum, Nixon, et al., 1999