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GRIZAFIS, Andrei Nunes  and  BAUMKARTEN, Silvana Terezinha. Mourning in Santa Maria: a study of the tragedy under a systemic vision. Pensando fam. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp. 105-120. ISSN 1679-494X.

The outcome from the elaboration of mourning of the loss of a son largely depends on how the family is facing this loss and what life cycle the family system is going through. The present research addresses some important theoretical aspects related to observations made in two days of monitoring from the activities of the Association of Families of Victims and Survivors of the Santa Maria’s Tragedy (AVTSM), in the city of Santa Maria, in the Rio Grande do Sul State, on 11 and 12 of April in 2017. Together with the analysis of the content of six interviews made with parents of the victims. The work made by AVTSM is of fundamental importance to mothers and fathers that participate in it, because it not only proportionate psychosocial activities to the members, it also strengthens the collective bond between them. Moreover, these activities have a therapeutic character and encourages the involved to get better and recover the will to live and adapt to the cruel reality that is living without their children.

Keywords : Tragedy in the Kiss club; Santa Maria; Family therapy; Mourning.

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