Posts by Gina Brown

That Time of Year Again

A time most parents get excited about and most children cringe — back-to-school marks the end of relaxed schedules, sleeping in, and summer vacations. Preparing for going back to school is a whirlwind of activity. Everyone is examining their checklist: New clothes Backpack School supplies Lunchbox Carpool/bus schedule Back-to-school for a grieving child is more…

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Pay Tribute This Father’s Day

It is hard to escape holidays in America, almost impossible really, and Father’s Day is no exception. We see the big Father’s Day signs over the greeting card section in the store, the tv commercials of fathers and children playing in the summer sun, and every subject line in our inbox seems to scream “GREAT GIFTS FOR DAD!” If…

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The Best of Friends – Companionship Through Grief

In our grief support program, families break into small groups by age, where the children and parents/guardians meet separately. Each group has its own volunteer facilitators who lead the discussion and direct age-appropriate activities designed to help participants express their emotions constructively. One of our favorite things about The WARM Place is seeing our peer-support model at…

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Finding Joy in Grief

Do you remember life without grief? It may seem like a dream. Have you felt loneliness, anger, betrayal or bitterness? How are you handling trials that come your way? Many grievers are asking, “Can I experience joy while presently grieving”? It takes a lifetime to grieve the death of a loved one, but during your…

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Children Also Grieve

Often, we hear adults say “children are resilient, they’ll be fine!” The truth is, if you are feeling sad, mad, frustrated or lonely as an adult due to the death of a loved one; more than likely your children are, too. Yes, children can be resilient given the right tools. We just finished our 10…

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Sharing One Mother’s Words to her Grieving Children

Mother’s Day typically involves happy celebrations, brunch gatherings, and beautiful flower deliveries. But for many children and adults who are grieving the death of their mother, it can bring a sense of isolation as they cope privately with their grief. Grieving children and adults yearn to see and hear from their mother once more. Many…

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Family: Engaging in the work of Grief together….

“Families can not only survive but thrive, if they allow their unique experiences of grief to knit them together and heal as one.” Dr. Christine Hibbert       Even though death is inevitable, with the death of a loved one comes a stream of emotions. Grief is necessary, yet it is synonymous with pain.…

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Let Us Not Forget the Children

Children Grieve Too.  Are you aware that research reports that 1 in 20 children will lose a parent by the time they graduate? This does not include siblings, grandparents and other loved ones. Tomorrow, November 17th, is Children’s Grief Awareness Day. The path of grief is difficult, especially in the life of a child. AWARENESS…

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