Term Bereavement Support Groups
Code PN-8100.1000
Definition Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 8/28/12
Use References Grief and Loss Support Groups
Grief Support Groups
Grieving Support Groups
See Also References Bereavement Counseling (RP-1400.8000-100)
Bereavement Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1800.1000)
Death and Dying (PH-6200.1800)
Death Certification/Burial Arrangements (PB)
Pastoral Care (LH-6300.6400)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Counseling (NTE F60)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Mental Health (ACH L-01)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts Death and Dying
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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