The purpose of this project was to obtain a grant for the development of two bereavement support groups for caregivers who have lost family members due to cancer. The host agency of this program is Special Service for Groups: Sustaining Independent Lives with Vital Empowering Resources (SSGSILVER) located in Los Angeles, California, a community-based organization whose mission is to reduce mental health disparities for vulnerable populations.
An extensive literature review was completed to identify the needs of caregivers and locate a potential funder, the Archstone Foundation. It also revealed that there is a significant link between the bereavement process and the risk of developing mental health issues. If funded, this program would increase resources and support for family caregivers, and alleviate the negative effects of the bereavement process through support groups. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Bereavement, Cancer, Caregivers, Grant, Older adults, Support group|
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