Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Use of bibliotherapy as an adjunctive therapy with bereaved children: A grant proposal
by Oppenheimer, Carol, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 65; 1486463
Abstract (Summary)

Loss of a loved one has serious consequences for children and can disrupt development and school, social, and family functioning. Creative interventions for helping children cope with loss can facilitate the progression of grief and are associated with improved functioning. Bibliotherapy, the use of books in treatment, can enhance traditional grief support programs by normalizing the grief experience and reducing feelings of isolation, as well as allowing children to approach trauma indirectly.

The purpose of this project was to identify a potential funding source and write a grant proposal to develop bibliotherapy programs at two Sonoma County hospice organizations that provide grief support programs for school-age children. The project would assemble libraries of developmentally appropriate books at Hospice of Petaluma and Memorial Hospice, and provide training in bibliotherapy for bereavement counselors in the area. Actual submission and/or funding of the grant were not required for the completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn K.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Counseling Psychology, Psychology
Publication Number: 1486463
ISBN: 978-1-124-24761-8
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