This article investigates children’s views on providing peer support to bereaved children. The data (pre- and post-interviews and written documents) come from an action research study of a teacher–researcher and her 16 children aged 10–11 years old. Analysis of the data shows children’s ideas on supporting a bereaved child and how this support should be provided, taking into consideration various factors such as the relationship with the bereaved and the role of memories. The paper emphasizes that children should have structured opportunities across the whole-school curriculum to learn how loss affects people’s lives to support themselves and others.
Stylianou, P., & Zembylas, M. (2018). Peer support for bereaved children: Setting eyes on children’s views through an educational action research project. Death Studies, 42(7), 446-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2017.1369472