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Weekly Outlines – Week Two

Purpose of the Group for Participants

  • To understand their grief process
  • To respond to their traumatic loss in more active/empowered ways
  • To foster resilience
  • To tell their stories in healing ways
  • To improve overall health and daily functioning
  • To learn from and support each other in the grief process
  • To restore a sense of self

Objective: Self-Care Part I

During this session we will ask participants to share how they have coped with their loss including developing some personal goals. The topic of resiliency and vulnerability and risk factors will be discussed.  There will be a focus on building upon existing strategies and focusing on the strengths of group members. Participants will start completing a self-care plan by completing journal entries leading to a personal plan of “Self-Care”.

Adapted from the B.C. Victims of Homicide Resource Guide for Facilitators of Homicide Loss Support Group (March 2014) and Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children’s Rebuilding Shattered Lives pilot project (March – April 2016).