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MENEZES, Karolline J. S.  and  BORSA, Juliane C.. The death of parents by homicide and child grief: systematic review. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.2, pp. 406-428. ISSN 1516-3687.

Parental death associated with violent circumstances has important repercussions for child grief, representing a risk factor for development. In this sense, this article aimed to identify, in national and international literature, the biopsychosocial characteristics involved in the grief of children from zero to 12 years of age due to the death of parents by homicide and the psychotherapeutic approaches applied in this context. Searches were performed in the databases: PsycINFO, PubMed, BVS-Psi, and Portal de Periódicos Capes using the keywords: grief, child, and homicide. The review was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42019120703). Around 158 articles were found, following the PRISMA recommendations for systematic evaluation. After analysis, seven articles constituted the final sample. There is a lack of studies on the subject. However, the sample indicated specificities of grief resulting from homicide and the psychotherapeutic interventions applied to this demand. Further studies on child grief due to parental death by homicide are suggested.

Keywords : child grief; death of parents; homicide; biopsychosocial characteristics; psychotherapeutic approaches.

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