Year: 2009 Source: Deakin, ACT: Lifelife Australia, (March 2009). 15p. SIEC No: 20100229

This set of standards & guidelines was developed to support those who participate in & operate suicide bereavement support groups. The 4 major standards articulated are: support group & maintenance (goals, membership, structure, ethics, legal aspects, & marketing); support group philosophy & processes (philosophy on clients, service delivery, inclusiveness, group processes, understanding suicide bereavement, & group models); support group facilitation & management (role of facilitators, skills & behaviours of facilitators, training, & cofacilitation); & support group services (meetings, networking, range of services, referral services, duty of care, alternate delivery modes, & review & evaluation of services).

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