Year: 1977 Source: Social Sciences and Medicine, v.11, (1977), p.35-41 SIEC No: 19820608

Selected social network and urban community literature is reviewed and various models of support structure are then assessed in terms of their adequacy in meeting the diverse needs of individuals under stress. The role of support networks during the bereavement crisis is examined specifically and a brief description of the Community Resources Service’s project “A Preventive Intervention for the Newly Bereaved” illustrates how an understanding of network supports can aid in crisis intervention.