Phyllis R. Silverman, Ph.D., is Scholar-in-Residence at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, and Associate Professor in Social Welfare, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silverman is also Professor Emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and she is recognized internationally for her research with the widowed and grieving children, and for the pioneer intervention she developed based on peer support.
Series Editor Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I: Various Dimensions of Widowhood. Theoretical Perspectives on Grief and Healing. Widows and Widowers: Gender Differences. Grief as a Time of Loss and Change: The Nature of Transition. Help in a Mutual-help Context. PartII: On Helping. Could This Really Be Happening to Me? Uncertainty: What Will Happen Next? Looking to the Future: The Fruits of Help. Parenting Alone: Widowed with Dependent Children. The Older Widowed. Conclusion. Appendices. Appendix 1: Research Findings. Appendix 2: The Widowed As Helpers. Appendix 3: Resources for the Widowed. References.