Title

Helping foster and adopted children to grieve the loss of birthparents: A case study example

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2012

Publication Source

The Family Journal

Volume

20

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

365-371

DOI

10.1177/1066480712451230

Abstract

Working with children and adolescents in the foster care system whose biological parents’ parental rights have been, or are soon to be, terminated can present numerous challenges for counselors. Children in these situations often struggle with identification of conflicting feelings, grief resulting from the absence of the parent/parents, and reorientation to life in a new family. In this article, a case from the author’s clinical experience is presented and related to the stages of grief suggested by Kübler-Ross and to Worden’s tasks of mourning. Practical applications and interventions are considered.

Disciplines

Counselor Education | Education

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