Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Support group for military widows mending hearts and living life: A grant proposal
by Leyva, Angelica, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 62; 1511361
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this grant proposal was to develop a support group and supportive services for military widows. The project identified a funding source, and grant writing requirements to fund a weekly support group that helps military widows through their grief and readjustment to life. The support group helps participants develop a supportive group of peers and provides connections to resources. A literature review was conducted to understand military issues, grief and bereavement, military widowhood, and the usefulness of support groups. The potential funding source identified was the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program offered through the Veteran Affairs Office of Mental Health.

The goal of the project is to improve the lives of military widows by connecting them to one another in a supportive environment that is sensitive to their needs. In doing so, it is expect that issues of chronic grief and depression will be prevented in this population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Military studies
Publication Number: 1511361
ISBN: 978-1-267-30875-7
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