Supporting Bereaved Parents
By Lira Greeff
The recent spate of child murders prompted the Department of Social Development to identify ways to support bereaved parents who are dealing with the grief of their murdered children.
Khululeka was contracted to train and mentor 6 social workers from the Cape Town Metro South Region to facilitate support groups for parents whose children were murdered.
The training focused on equipping the social workers with the knowledge they need to successfully facilitate support groups. The social workers will cover topics such as guilt and blame, normalising feelings, family relationships, rituals of healing and supporting children who lost a sibling would be focus points during the sessions with the parents.
Many forget about the emotional care of grieving parents and we feel privileged to be part of this project.