When you lose a loved one to murder, the shock is profound. What do you do in the face of unimaginable loss?
This guide is written by someone who has been there. Clementina M. Chéry,... More > President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, lost her 15-year-old son, Louis, to murder in 1993. Ever since, she has dedicated her life to peace education and violence prevention. This book was written, she says, because “like your family, my family and I were not prepared to deal with the murder of our child.”
In this workbook you will find support and guidance in the immediate aftermath of a loved one’s violent death. The guide gives you a place to write down details you need to track. It addresses practical issues such as how to plan a funeral and how to organize all the people who come forward to help. It offers advice for navigating the social service, political, and judicial systems, and suggests resources for professional and personal support and healing.< Less