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Connie Saindon’s professional as well as personal experience have given her a unique perspective that few others have.  Not only did she learn first-hand about criminal death,  she also learned that she is also a Survivor in every sense of the word.  It didn’t take her long to realize that little was known about the impact on folks after the murder of a loved one.

Her upcoming book whose working title is: Murder: A Survivor’s Guide-Journeys, lessons, and Resources from Survivors and Professionals fills that void for the Survivors, the co-victims of murder.  From death notification to dealing with the criminal justice system, to addressing the news media, to coping with one’s own traumatic grief, this book provides guidance, resources, and techniques for getting through the aftermath of a homicide. 

It also contains Survivor Stories written by those who have already been down this difficult path.  The Survivors describe their own experiences and, through their tips and suggestions, lend a helping hand to those who follow in their footsteps. 

Chapter titles include:

1. First Things First-Safety and More

2. Grief and Resiliency

3. Dealing with the Media

4. First Responders and Death Notification

5. The Homicide Investigation

6. The Criminal Justice System Process

7. Prosecuting the Case

8. Victim Impact, Justice & Unsolved Cases

9. Long-Term Consequences

10. Remembering and Missions

Projected release date for the book is Summer/Fall 2014.  Contact Connie Saindon directly for more information: 858-699-7700 or email her at csaindon@svlp.org

 

 

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