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By Connie Saindon, MFT Founder and Director Since-1998. Where does one go…?. When the worst has happened? When someone you love has been murdered or died in a violent way? When first responders leave? Who knows and understands?.
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Founder and Director
“Your support is our mission”
“ Provide a Lifeline of Hope and Healing”
Build a community of support
50,000 violent deaths annually
10-12 additional “co-victims”
(doesn’t count DUI, terrorist fatalities and war)
The term “co-victim” was created due to a lack of recognition for the needs of survivors, and therefore were underserved.
Office of Victims of Crime Bulletin, August 1998
This department provided funds to train other cities in 1998.
You have paid the highest dues.
You have a lifetime membership.
Statistics provided by: San Diego County Sheriffs Department, 2007, San Diego Community Health Improvement Partners and MADD 2006.
“No one understands the magnitude of this. You end up a body with no life in it.”
Co-Victim of Homicide, 1998
Shattered Assumptions by Ronnie Bulman-Janoff , 1992
The complexity and competing aspects of each loss can easily overwhelm the family, the community and service professionals who all work to regain a sense of safety,meaning and hope.
The pain of homicide bereavement (and other violent deaths) is described as intense, unprecedented, and inescapable.
The response of the community to survivors is often so inadequate that it has been called ‘‘secondary victimization’’.
Amick-McMullan, Kilpatrick, & Veronen, 1989. 1991; Getzel & Masters,
1984; Redmond, 1989; Rynearson, 1984; Sprang, McNeil, & Wright, 1989; Spungen, 1998
SVLP founder and sister “Tiny"
PTSD; experiences of intrusive reenactment and avoidance.
Major Depression, DX not given until 2 mo. After loss.
Traumatic Grief/ Complicated Bereavement.
Victimization; rage and a sense of defilement .
Compulsive inquiry; a social and psychological need for investigation and punishment of the murderer.
Sample size N=2,752
11% - PTSD
37% - mild-moderate PTSD symptoms
51% - evidenced resilient outcomes with 1-0 PTSD symptoms
Problem with the study: relied on phone interviews for diagnosis
(Galea, Ahearn, Resnick et. , al. 2002)
BEGS for further research
Laura Kubzansky, Harvard, 2007
Co-victim volunteers who have become Survivors and part of the team to help others
Open to all participants who are members of a club they never wanted to be a member of
Victim Assistance Coordinating Council
December 8, 1961 at age of 17, my sister, “Tiny”, the third child of eight, was murdered.”
Iris is her symbol