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When Father Kills Mother : Guiding Children Through Trauma and Grief - Jean Harris-Hendriks

When Father Kills Mother

Guiding Children Through Trauma and Grief

Paperback Published: 6th April 2000
ISBN: 9780415196284
Number Of Pages: 296

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Children bereaved by the death of one parent at the hands of the other, almost always the father, in effect lose both parents. The children are then uprooted, losing their home and, quite often, their familiar routine and essential relationships. The combined effects of trauma, dislocation and loss are dramatic, but little has been written so far about such tragedies and the implications for everyone concerned in the future of affected children. The authors of "When Father Kills Mother" all have special experience of treating such children. They discuss the importance of debriefing children immediately after they have witnessed violence and indicate what therapeutic help will be of most value to both the children and their carers. They examine the legal aspect of the tragedy, not only the civil rights of children and their role as witnesses, but the role of social workers, guardians and courts as decision-makers for the children. Difficult practical problems are all considered from the children's point of view as the authors seek answers to such questions as: where should the children live?; how should their future be planned?; and should they see their fathers in prison?

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""When Father Kills Mother: Guiding Children Through Trauma and Grief provides detailed documentation of cases where the father killed the mother.." -Psychiatric Times, September 2001

Introduction: How We Came to the Work
Violence and Loss in Childhood
Children and Trauma
Children and Violence
Children and Grief
Why do People Kill Their Partners?
When Father Kills Mother: Effects on the Children
The Children's Stories
Picking up the Pieces
When Mother Kills Father
Healing the Trauma: Help for Children and Those Who Care for Them
For the Rest of Their Childhood
Looking Backward and Looking Forward: The Consequences for Adult Life
The Legal System
Learning from Experience
Research Findings
Planning Services for Bereaved and Traumatised Children
Appendices: Interviewing the Traumatised Child
Principles and Practice in Child Law
The Classification of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Voluntary Help: Useful Addresses
When Father Kills Mother: Principles for Practice
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ISBN: 9780415196284
ISBN-10: 0415196280
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 6th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2

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