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.
|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|
|Keywords:||Art therapy, Grant, Grief, Grief therapy, Latina|
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