Death in public child welfare

Nora S. Gustavsson, Ann E. MacEachron

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Child welfare workers are in a unique position to help children and youth in out-of-home care who have experienced the death of a significant person. This article discusses the response of children to death from a developmental perspective and offers suggestions on how child welfare workers can use an ecological perspective to help youngsters cope with their grief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-340
Number of pages14
JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Children
  • Cope
  • Death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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