When Father Kills Mother: Guiding Children
Through Trauma and Grief
Jean Harris Hendriks, Tony Kaplan
Children bereaved by the death of one parent at the hands of another in effect lose both parents. The combined effects of trauma, dislocation and loss are dramatic. The authors of this book all have experience in treating such children. They discuss the importance of debriefing children immediately after they have witnessed violence. They indicate what therapeutic help will be of most value to both the children and their caregivers.