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Pensando familias

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DAVEL, Alzira da Penha Costa  and  SILVA, Daniela Reis e. Bereavement in the API-ES context: aproaching narratives. Pensando fam. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp. 107-123. ISSN 1679-494X.

This article aims to present reflections on the input of a grief support group for the unfolding process of bereaved parents. The API-ES (Irreparable Losses Support Group) is a social support group for bereavement and meets monthly under the supervision of a psychologist, gathering participants bereaved by different kinds of losses (parents, siblings, children and other relatives in general) of several causes (abortion, disease, car accident, suicide, murder, among others). Reports of fathers and mothers who lost their children in the period between June 2007 and June 2011 were observed. Articulating assumptions of some Theories of Grief and Narrative Theory there were selected reports that revealed feelings and thoughts related to their own losses, to themselves, to social support and to the group as well as resonances arising from experiences in the path of mourning of one of the authors.

Keywords : Bereavement; Narrative theory; Sharing; Support group; Resonance.

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