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ERIC Number: EJ817994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Postvention: A Community-Based Family Support Initiative and Model of Responding to Tragic Events, Including Suicide
Forde, Susan; Devaney, Carmel
Child Care in Practice, v12 n1 p53-61 Jan 2006
This paper provides an account of the design, development and implementation of a postvention model of responding to the needs of families within a community following the aftermath of a tragic event, including suicide. This model was developed for a specific disadvantaged urban community. The paper includes the context of the need for such an undertaking and discussion on the family support theories that underpin its development. A retrospective critique of the initiative and subsequent model is provided, including the inherent strengths and limitations and a description of further family support practice developments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland