Bereavement in the primary school: a critical consideration of the nature, incidence, impact and possible responses

Porter, Jill (2016) Bereavement in the primary school: a critical consideration of the nature, incidence, impact and possible responses. The STeP Journal, 3 (1). pp. 11-17.

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Abstract

Bereavement is an inevitable occurrence in every school and can be a difficult experience that children cannot be shielded from. Although the subject of death and bereavement is often a ‘taboo’ subject, the nature and incidence of bereavement, critically explored in this article, suggests that it is not an issue that practitioners can shy away from. Bereavement has the potential to impact children in a number of harmful ways. In light of the detrimental impact which the experience of bereavement may have upon a child, this article critically considers the potential proactive and reactive strategies that can be employed by schools in order to address such a complex and sensitive issue.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The STeP Journal
Publisher: University of Cumbria
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Additional Information: Highly Commended in the Critical Writing Prize 2016 awarded by Critical Publishing.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 12:57
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 07:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2864

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