The Effect of Grief and Loss of Close Family Member(S) On Children Aged 8 14 Years: A Case of Nairobi County

Abstract:

Death is an inevitable phenomena, which occurs to all human beings, adults and children alike. This study explores the impact of loss and grief among children, particularly of a close family member. Because children do not know how to express their grief, they often are ignored, misinformed or left out during the time of grief This study seeks to challenge and bring awareness to parents, caregivers, adults, policy makers and heads of children's institutions so that they ein support, inform, involve and comfort children during times bereavement. The method used in this study was descriptive. The research was both quantitative and qualitative. The questionnaire contained both closed and open-ended questions that were answered by the children, teachers, and parents/caregivers. The research used convenient sampling method and participants consented to participate in the study. Debrief forms were provided to the participants to offer information on available counseling services should be needed by the participants. This study arrived at the conclusion that children, experience loss in the same way adults do and they go through the same emotions but they are unable to express themselves. In order to cope with loss, children rely on adults in their lives for the support during the of loss. The study also revealed that there is a relationship between the way children are handled at the time of loss and the way they adjust to the loss. Most children are not adequately informed and involved in what goes on in relation to burial arrangements and preparations. It is also noted that children are resilient and move on with their lives after experiencing loss. Teamwork between teachers, parents and other caregivers is necessary order to enhance the emotional well-being of children
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APA

L., K (2024). The Effect of Grief and Loss of Close Family Member(S) On Children Aged 8 14 Years: A Case of Nairobi County. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-grief-and-loss-of-close-family-member-s-on-children-aged-8-14-years-a-case-of-nairobi-county

MLA 8th

L., Kimiywe "The Effect of Grief and Loss of Close Family Member(S) On Children Aged 8 14 Years: A Case of Nairobi County" Afribary. Afribary, 03 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-grief-and-loss-of-close-family-member-s-on-children-aged-8-14-years-a-case-of-nairobi-county. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

L., Kimiywe . "The Effect of Grief and Loss of Close Family Member(S) On Children Aged 8 14 Years: A Case of Nairobi County". Afribary, Afribary, 03 May. 2024. Web. 15 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-grief-and-loss-of-close-family-member-s-on-children-aged-8-14-years-a-case-of-nairobi-county >.

Chicago

L., Kimiywe . "The Effect of Grief and Loss of Close Family Member(S) On Children Aged 8 14 Years: A Case of Nairobi County" Afribary (2024). Accessed June 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-grief-and-loss-of-close-family-member-s-on-children-aged-8-14-years-a-case-of-nairobi-county