March 2013


​A Child's View: Talking About Grief


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"How are the children doing?"


As a Children's Bereavement Coordinator with Hospice of the Western Reserve, I am often asked this by parents, family members, teachers or service providers assisting the grieving family.

"Ask the child," I reply, "Be gentle. Be concerned. But ask the child." 
 
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March 21 2013


School Shootings and Tragic Events


It seems as if every few months there is a national tragedy where innocent lives have been abruptly taken. Schools, movie theatres, and malls have all been targets of unimaginable events. How do we reassure our children when their world view is shattered? How do we reassure ourselves?
 
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March 21 2013


Book Review: A New Normal


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 Darlene Cross, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working with those who are grieving, struggled with her own first significant loss before she decided to write this book. She describes it as offering "information that helps you make sense out of what you are thinking, feeling, and experiencing," and offers "respectful and practical answers." "You want a book that helps you know what to DO!"
 
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March 21 2013


Art Therapy


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​You may wonder how making art helps heal grief. In clinical terms, art helps to facilitate the expression of emotions such as sadness, loss, anger, guilt etc., and helps bereaved people come to a resolution and acceptance of the death of a loved one. An example of this is Joan's story:
 
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March 21 2013


Family Feuds: Interruptions in the Grief Process


Stress and grief can bring out the worst in people. Lately, I’ve been privy to a number of discussions where there is an enormous amount of family fighting after the death of a family member. This is usually around “stuff.”  Adult children, spouse, ex-spouses, and relatives who haven’t been seen in a while show up wanting “stuff.” Some just take what they want without asking.
 
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March 16 2013

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