There was another gap in the interventions available to professionals. Four professionals, William Yule, Atle Dyregrov, Marianne Straume and Frances Kraus, have developed what will be the first bereavement manual of its kind aiming to help groups of children with bereavement reactions following a loss that results from war or large-scale disasters.
Given the enormous variations in mourning rituals and beliefs, the manual was carefully evaluated by professionals from many different cultures to minimise causing offence. The Foundation has sponsored a trial and positive results will soon be published in a peer-reviewed journal. We plan to launch trainings in the “Children and grief. Teaching life skills” manual in the fall of 2017/spring 2018.