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  • Andy P. Siddaway
  • Alex M. Wood
  • Joerg Schulz
  • David Trickey
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalDeath Studies
Early online date25 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2015


This article describes the largest evaluation of a UK child bereavement service to date. Change was assessed using conventional statistical tests as well as clinical significance methodology. Consistent with the fact that the intervention was offered on a universal, preventative basis, bereaved young people experienced a statistically significant, small to medium-sized decrease in symptoms over time. This change was equivalent across child age and gender. Type of bereavement had a slight impact on change when rated by parents. Potential clinical implications are highlighted, and various limitations are discussed that we hope to address using an experimental design in future research


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Death Studies on 7 February 2015, available online at:

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