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Bereavement and Support : Healing in a Group Environment - Marylou Hughes

Bereavement and Support

Healing in a Group Environment

Paperback Published: 1st April 1995
ISBN: 9781560323716
Number Of Pages: 204

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In the early 1970s bereavement support groups were almost unknown. However, the obvious benefits of the group process for recovery - the mutual support and understanding that helps mourners to a better outlook - has created a demand for people who can organise and facilitate these groups.

Addressing the basis and need for support groups for the bereaved, this book presents a theoretical overview, examines benefits and variety of support groups structured and unstructural, special populations and specifics for initiating, organising and running them, such as publicity. It differs from other treatments in that theory and practice are moulded into a how-to approach, with all procedures presented equally for the widest range of choices. Also included is a comprehensive book bibliography for adults, children, children's helpers and parents.

This text is intended to be of use as a resource for professionals in the field of thanatology, including psychologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, therapists, group counsellors, hospice workers, educators, funeral home directors, home health employees, hospital staff and volunteer organisations that work with survivors.

A Theoretical Overview
The Why and Wherefore of Bereavement Support Groups
What is a Bereavement Support Group?
Why Have a Bereavement Support Group?
Getting Them to Come
Self-Generated Publicity
Outreach
Setting up a Bereavement Support Group
The Facilitator
Organisational Skills
Screening the Participants
Goals
Guidelines
Structured Bereavement Support Groups
Unstructured Bereavement Support Groups
Groups for Special Populations
Suicide Survivors
Survivors of Homicide Victims
Death by Drunken Driver
Death of a Child
Community Disaster
Children Grief Groups
Group Participants
Reference List
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ISBN: 9781560323716
ISBN-10: 156032371X
Series: Series in Death Education, Aging, and Health Care
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st April 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1