Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Support groups for Spanish speaking parents experiencing anticipatory grief and those grieving the loss of a child: A grant writing project
by Olague, Evelyn, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 75; 1573097
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to write a grant to establish two support groups, one for parents of terminally ill children experiencing anticipatory grief and one for parents who are grieving the loss of a child. A literature review was completed to gain insight into the needs of this population. Parental grief and bereavement have been associated with increased risk for emotional, psychological, and physical problems; therefore, a need exists to provide appropriate bereavement services.

The proposed location for this project is Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, California. A Little HOPE, Inc. was selected as a potential funder, since their mission and goals align with those of the host agency and proposed program. The overall goal of the support groups is to provide a supportive and therapeutic environment, thus enhancing parents' emotional well-being, coping skills, and support systems. If funded, these support groups would promote a healthier recovery.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Counseling Psychology, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Grant, Grief, Loss, Parents, Spanish speaking, Support groups
Publication Number: 1573097
ISBN: 9781321491975
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