Violent Loss Resources is an online website for those who work with and live with the murder of a loved one and other violent deaths. This National resource provides information, resources and opportunities for networking with others. Programs and services exist in different forms in several different states. They offer assistance and support to families who have lost a loved one to a violent death and training for those who work with them.
The Mission of this site is to provide a lifeline of hope and healing, addressing the issues of traumatic grief for those who live and work to rebuild their lives after a homicide, suicide, drunk driving, or terrorist fatality.
Most of us are members of the Violent Death Bereavement Society (VDBS), created by Edward Rynearson, MD in Seattle. Under his leadership we have been trained in his model of Restorative Retelling. Our work incorporates many modalities and wisdoms from survivors to meet the needs of those who are traumatically grieved. We are committed to understanding the unique needs of survivors of violent loss and those who work with them.
The content provided on this site is an independent extension of the Survivors of Violent Loss Program in San Diego, California, that began in 1998. Both have been founded by Connie Saindon, Marriage and Family Therapist and those who were committed to expanding services and resources for those who lost someone to murder and other violent deaths.
Violent death (from murder, suicide or drunk driving) accounts for nearly 10% of deaths in the U.S. and may be associated with a prolonged bereavement in family members and friends. The number of those significantly impacted range from 10-100 annually that lasts for generations. Survivors and Professionals are known to carry the stories with them their entire life and make changes related to those losses in relationships, careers, moves, leisure activities to name just a few.
We are a resource to help establish similar services/activities in your community. To learn more about training to bring similar services to your community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also a resource to let others know what you have set up as well. Contact us to tell us about your program. To reach Connie Saindon email her at email@example.com or leave a message at 619-685-0005.
To learn more about services in San diego, view the Survivor Voices video and hear from program attendees.
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