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Beginnings: From the Compassionate Friends to Parents of Murdered Children

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267959
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683428 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0005

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Beginnings: From the Compassionate Friends to Parents of Murdered Children

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This chapter focuses on the emergence of self-help groups, defined as a group organized around a common problem or condition, its members joining to meet their own needs and taking responsibility for themselves and for the joint management of the group. It describes the founding of The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a support group for the parents of murdered children. Within the TCF the Parents of Murdered Children was established, which later severed itself from TCF to become completely autonomous in 1990.

Keywords: self-help groups; support groups; parents; homicide survivors; Compassionate Friends; Parents of Murdered Children

Chapter.  13816 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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