Year: 1984 Source: Omega, v.15, no.4, (1984-85), p.353-373 SIEC No: 19850160

This article describes The Compassionate Friends, a self help group for those bereaved by the death of a child. The three steps in participation are examined: the decision to attend, the decision to affiliate, & the decision to transform oneself into a helper within the group. The research method used (participant observation) is recommended by the authors for studies of other interventions.(NBB)