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ERIC Number: EJ822941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Bearing Witness: Supporting Parents and Children in the Transition to Peace
Burrows, Rosie; Keenan, Brid
Child Care in Practice, v10 n2 p107-125 Apr 2004
This article seeks to provide a brief overview of group work with parents in two working-class communities (Protestant-Unionist-Loyalist and Catholic-Nationalist-Republican) that have been deeply affected by decades of political conflict in the North/Northern Ireland, as well as by post-ceasefire sporadic, violent political events. The paper sets out the organisational and community context of the work, the rationale and approach developed for working with parents as well as working in groups, what parents wanted from the work, examples of interventions and, finally, key learning points for workers and organisations in supporting traumatised children, families, and communities."We'll never be the same", the name of a resource pack to be launched by Barnardo's in May 2004, was taken from a statement by a young mother in reflecting on changes in herself, her family and community following violent conflict. The resource describes relevant research, group work undertaken, the theoretical model, and key findings on the impact of the conflict, with supporting background papers on a range of themes including trauma and recovery, children and parents/carers, victims and workers, groups and leadership, and finally, community and transformation.
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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: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)