When Father Kills Mother: Guiding Children Through Trauma and Grief

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Children bereaved by the death of one parent at the hands of the other, almost always the father, in effect lose both parents, and are often forgotten in the midst of such dramatic situations. Reflecting the increased interest in child protection and child law systems, this second edition of When Father Kills Mother brings to public knowledge, in amplified form information about the effects of psychological trauma and bereavement on children. By combining knowledge about bereavement with that of post-traumatic stress disorder, the book remains informative and essential reading for all those involved in the field, both professionally and personally.
 

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what an irresponsible book, and terrible stereotyping by these authors. Almost always the father that kills the mother? I have seen with more frequency the mother who kills the father, or hires one to kill the father. Pure propaganda. Waste of paper to print this book.

Contents

Children and trauma
9
Children and violence
22
Children and grief
38
Why do people kill their partners?
50
When father kills mother Effects on the children
63
The childrens stories
65
Picking up the pieces
79
When mother kills father
100
Research findings
193
Planning services for bereaved and traumatised children
218
Interviewing the traumatised child
234
Principles and practice in child law
238
The classification of posttraumatic stress disorder
242
Voluntary help useful addresses
245
Principles for practice and signposts for future work
248
Glossary
251

Healing the trauma Help for children and those who care for them
111
For the rest of their childhood
142
Looking backward and looking forward The consequences for adult life
154
The legal system
175
Learning from experience
191
References
254
Name index
267
Subject index
271
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Page 258 - Williams, LM (1997). Post-traumatic stress disorder in child witnesses to domestic violence.

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