Centre for the Study of Missing Persons - The impact of missing on families / ambiguous loss


Beder, J. (2002) Mourning the Unfound: How We Can Help in Families. Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 83 (4), 400-403.

Betz, G. & Thorngren, J.M. (2006) ‘Ambiguous Loss and the Family Grieving Process’. The Family Journal: Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Families,14( 4), 359-365. http://tfj.sagepub.com/content/14/4/359.short

Boss, P. G. (1999) Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Boss, P. G. (1999). Assessing Loss in Families. (2 Articles). In T. Ireland & T. Depperschmitdt (Eds.). Assessing Family Loss in Wrongful Death Litigation: The Special Roles of Lost Services (pages 289-301, pages 315-328). Tuscon, AZ: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co.

Boss, P.G. (2002) ‘Ambiguous Loss: Working with Families of the Missing”. Family Process, 41, 14-17.

Boss, P.G. (2002) ‘Ambiguous Loss In Families of the Missing’, The Lancet, 360, 39-40. http://www.impact-kenniscentrum.nl/doc/kennisbank/1000011018-1.pdf

Boss, P. (2006) Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss. New York: WW Norton & Co.

Boss, P.G. (2007) ‘Ambiguous Loss Theory: Challenges for Scholars and Practitioners’, Family Relations, 56, 105-111.

Boss, P. (2009). The Trauma and Complicated Grief of Ambiguous Loss. Pastoral Psychology. Advance online publication: doi: 10.1007/s11089-009-0264. Go to: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y161224247v4712w/

Brody, J. E. (2001, September 20). A Nation Challenged: The Loss Awaiting Verification of a Loved One’s Fate, A Special Kind of Grief. New York Times, National Desk, B11.

Clark, J., Warburton, J, & Tilse, C. (2009) ‘Missing siblings: seeking more adequate social responses’. Child and Family Social Work, 14(3), 267 – 277. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2008.00593.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false

Connolly, K. & Reilly, R.C. (2007) ‘Emergent Issues When Researching Trauma: A Confessional Tale’. Qualitative Inquiry, 13(4), 522-540. http://qix.sagepub.com/content/13/4/522.short

Dempsey, M., & Baago, S (1998) ‘Latent Grief: The unique and hidden grief of carers of loved ones with dementia’. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, March / April, 84-91.

DeYoung, R., & Buzzi, B. (2003). Ultimate coping strategies: The differences of parents of murdered or abducted, long-term missing children. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 47, 343-360.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2001) It’s the Hope that Hurts. Sydney: Attorney General’s Department of New South Wales.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2005). A glimmer of hope: stories of courage from families of missing persons. Sydney: Attorney General’s Department of New South Wales.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2005) Report on the roundtable meeting for siblings of missing people – 30 April 2005, . New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2009) Supporting families and friends of missing persons: a guide for telephone counsellors. New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2009) What is a trigger? New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2009) Resilience tips for families
& friends of missing persons. New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2010) Promoting Connectedness: Guidelines for Working with the Families of Missing People, New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police

Fravel, D. L. & Boss, P. (1992). An In-Depth Interview with the Parents of Missing Children. In J. F. Gilgun, K. Daly & G. Handel (Eds.). Qualitative Methods, Family Research, 126-145. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Glassock, G. (2011). Australian Families of Missing People: Narrating Their Lived Experience. University of New England. PhD.

Gonzales, A. R., Schofield, R. B., & Flores, J. R. (2007). A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping. Washington, DC.: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/FamilyResourceGuide.pdf

Greif, G.L., & Bowers, D.T. (2007) 'Unresolved Loss: Issues in Working with Adults Whose
Siblings were Kidnapped Years Ago'. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 35(3), 203-219.

Greif, G. L. (Fall 2000) A Parental Report on the Long-Term Consequences for Children of Abduction by the Other Parent. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 31(1), 59-78.

Henderson, M. & Henderson, P. (1998). Missing people: issues for the Australian community. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.

Hogben, S. (2006). "Life's on Hold: Missing people, private calendars and waiting." Time & Society 15(2-3): 327-342.

Holmes, L. (2008) ‘Service User as Research Participant: Considerations for voluntary sector researchers conducting research with service users’. The Journal of Voluntary Sector, 1, 9-24.

Holmes, L. (2008) Living in Limbo: The experiences of, and impacts on, the families of missing people. London: Missing People

House of Commons Justice Committee (2012) Presumption of Death. HC 1663

Jacques, L. (2002). Churchill Fellowship report: to study the international social policy response and provision of services for the families, friends and significant others of people who are missing. Canberra: The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Missing People (unpublished) Living Better while Living in Limbo: A Pilot Therapeutic Programme for Those Left Behind when Someone Goes Missing. London: Missing People

Jones, K. T., Zagacki, K. S. & Lewis, T. V. (2007) ‘Communication, Liminality, and Hope: The September 11th Missing Person Posters’. Communication Studies, 58(1), 105-121. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10510970601168780

Machado, H, & Santos, F. (2009) ‘The disappearance of Madeleine McCann: public drama and trial by media in the Portuguese press’. Crime, Media, Culture, 5(2), 146 – 167. http://cmc.sagepub.com/content/5/2/146.short

Missing People (n.d) Dealing with a missing relative’s financial and legal affairs: How your MP could help.

Missing People (n.d) An Introduction to Presumption of Death Measures in England and Wales.

Missing People (n.d) When can a missing person be presumed dead - the seven year rule?

Norris, J. (n.d) The experiences of, and impacts on, children and young people when a family member goes missing.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (2005). When your child is missing: a family survival guide. Rockville MD: National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Project Jason. (2005-). Project Jason: guidance for families of the missing. Omaha, NE. http://projectjason.org/

Von Suhr, J. C. (2003). The sibling experience of ambiguous loss in families with a missing child: Grief, coping and support. Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University. PhD.

Waring, T. (2001). "It's the hope that hurts" : best practice in counselling models relevant to families and friends of missing persons. Hunter Institute of Mental Health, Newcastle, Australia.

Wayland, S. (2006). The Peter Mitchell Churchill Scholarship to study the international approach to counselling for unresolved loss relating to families of missing persons. Canberra: The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Wayland, S. (2007) Supporting those who are left behind: A counselling framework to support families of missing persons. Canberra: Australian Federal Police, National Missing Persons Coordination Centre.

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