Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Healing through the arts bereavement support group for Latinas: A grant proposal
by Santos, Cherry, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 67; 1587314
Abstract (Summary)

Research indicates that women within the Latino population process their loss-related grief through cultural traditions and rituals that may often be overlooked or misunderstood by others in a traditional grief group. The proposed program, The Healing Through the Arts Bereavement Support Group, explores grief-related physical and mental health risks as it seeks to provide a Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive bereavement support group for Latinas residing in the Orange County area. The goals of the program are to decrease grief-related depressive symptoms using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Art Therapy as well as to increase coping skills and accessibility to community resources. The purpose of the project was to explore funding options for the bereavement support group that would be hosted at Casa de la Familia in Santa Ana, California. The California Wellness Foundation was utilized as the best potential funder for this project. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steve
Commitee: Kim, Mimi, O'Donnell, Julie
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Art therapy, Grant, Grief, Grief therapy, Latina
Publication Number: 1587314
ISBN: 9781321710342
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