The National Archive of Grief Support Studies
The National Archive of Grief Support Studies(NAGSS) database provides bibliographical information and summaries of recent articles selected for their relevance to grief and bereavement service providers. The articles that are summarized are selected from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and are intended to highlight key concepts as well as provide a brief statement of implications for service providers. Bibliographical information may be used to obtain the original article.
During the past dozen years, there have been many interesting developments in research and in theories related to grief and bereavement. Establishing an archive of articles may be useful to providers of grief support services by facilitating discussion, understanding, and incorporation into practice, of ideas that may benefit those experiencing grief.
The articles may also be of interest to individuals who have a desire to develop a better understanding of insights emerging from recent research in grief and bereavement.
With the NAGSS database, you can easily browse article summaries by title or author. To search a specific term, you can perform a general search, or an advanced search by category.
*** Please note: When searching for summaries by author, only the name of the author for whom you searched will be displayed in the initial results. The complete listing of authors will be displayed on the full summary.
Articles included in the NAGSS database have generally been published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals within the last ten years, and are of current relevance to grief support service providers or provide valuable insight into significant current theoretical issues.
A five-member NAGSS Review Committee meets once a year to review recent articles in the scholarly literature related to grief and bereavement. The Review Committee also approves the summaries of the articles that are included in the archive. Members of the Review Committee are: Ann H. Weiss, M.A.T., M.Ed., L.P.C., Program Director, Bo's Place; Maxine Weinman Epstein, L.C.S.W., Dr.P.H., Professor of Social Work and Doctoral Program Director, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Judith Andrews, Ph.D., private practice; Jeana Hayes-Carrier, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., private practice, Adjunct Associate Professor, Smith College for Social Work; Corrine Walijarvi, Ph.D, L.M.S.W., University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; and alternate member Marian Mankin, L.C.S.W., Assistant Program Director, Bo's Place. If you wish to submit suggestions for articles to be considered for inclusion or provide other comments on the NAGSS database, please email the Review Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.