Journal article

Prolonged grief in refugees, parenting behaviour and children's mental health

Richard A Bryant, Ben Edwards, Mark Creamer, Meaghan O'Donnell, David Forbes, Kim L Felmingham, Derrick Silove, Zachary Steel, Alexander C McFarlane, Miranda Van Hooff, Angela Nickerson, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Many refugees experience bereavement, and as a result they suffer elevated rates of prolonged grief disorder. Evidence also indicates that elevated rates of psychological disturbance in refugee children can be associated with parental mental health. This study examined the extent to which prolonged grief disorder in refugees is associated with their parenting behaviour and in turn with their children's mental health. METHODS: This study recruited participants from the Building a New Life in Australia prospective cohort study of refugees admitted to Australia between October 2013 and February 2014. The current data were collected in 2015-2016 and comprised 1799 adults, as well as ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This research was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Grant (1073041). The funder had no role in study design, data collection or analysis, or report preparation. The corresponding author had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.