Working with child survivors following filicide in a family

Margarita FREDERICO, Annette Jackson, Mohajer Hameed, Allison Cox

Published : 2017


Child survivors in families where filicide has occurred can be lost from sight following the aftermath of the filicide. Over a 13 year period Take Two, a Victoria Australia state-wide therapeutic program for children traumatised by abuse, have worked for and with 159 (4.54%) children who were impacted by a traumatic violent death. More specifically, 78 children had a parent who had killed a close family member. This presentation focuses upon analysis of the care system response to these children, as well as associated factors such as presence of prior family violence, substance abuse and mental health issues in the family and the child’s progress in treatment in Take Two. The presentation wi..

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