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Disaster bereavement manual almost completed

13 December, 2010

The first bereavement manual of its kind aiming to help groups of grieving children in disaster situations is nearlyCAW Field Test 005 completed.

“There’s just not anything else out there,” says Chairman of the Board, William Yule, about the new manual which will be the first evidence based manual aimed to help groups of bereaved children during catastrophes and disasters.

Yule was one of four who met for the second time to discuss the development of the manual in November. They have since completed a draft of the manual.

Atle Dyregrov, who also has worked on developing the manual, says the team is currently editing the manual. Once that’s completed in the second quarter of 2011, they will consult a panel of dozens of specialists in various fields such as cultural theories and religion to ensure the manual can be used all around the world regardless of culture or country.

The manual will be ready for field tests and should be ready for use by summer 2011.

The Foundation develops manual by setting together a group of leading specialists who meet and develop tools together. The three psychologists and one child psychotherapist, who have been working on the bereavement manual are: William Yule, Atle Dyregrov, Marianne Straume and Frances Kraus.

The manual has been funded by Psychaid, funds raised by Norwegian psychology students.

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