Widow to Widow: How the Bereaved Help One Another

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Self-Help - 259 pages
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Widow to Widow shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice staff, social workers, and the widowed themselves to organize and implement mutual-help programs.
  

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Contents

Various Dimensions of Widowhood
21
Gender Differences
45
Help in a MutualHelp Context
75
On Helping
93
What Will Happen Next?
113
The Fruits of Help
129
Widowed with Dependent Children
151
The Older Widowed
175
Conclusion
193
Appendices
205
The Widowed As Helpers
229
References
239
Index
251
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Phyllis R. Silverman, Ph.D., is Scholar-in-Residence at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, and Associate Professor in Social Welfare, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silverman is also Professor Emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and she is recognized internationally for her research with the widowed and grieving children, and for the pioneer intervention she developed based on peer support.

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