This paper addresses bereavement of young siblings of security personnel in Israel. It focuses on their needs and their satisfaction. It examines interactions between the siblings, their parents, and professional helpers in this respect. This paper is based on a qualitative study utilizing focus groups of adult bereaved siblings, bereaved parents, and professional helpers. The cross-referencing analysis of the findings revealed distinct patterns of behavior, family dynamics, and interactions with professional helpers, often causing the needs of young bereaved siblings to remain unmet. Professional intervention with young bereaved siblings is recommended through all stages of bereavement, in order to better meet their needs.
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was partially funded by and executed in collaboration with the Department of Families and Commemoration of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, POB 679, Kiryat Ono, 5510601 Israel.
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- bereaved children
- bereaved siblings
- professional helpers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Life-span and Life-course Studies