Before this pandemic, we were going about our lives, the hustle and bustle, going here and there, consumed with being so busy. Perhaps this time of social distancing has afforded us an opportunity to slow down a little. Maybe you have taken time to reflect on things you are grateful for, no matter how small.…

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Sometimes telling our story or expressing our feelings can be difficult. These activities help children communicate with family members in a creative way. As always, we’d love to see and hear how you and your family are doing these activities at home together! Email your photos and thoughts about the activities to dana@thewarmplace.org. Tell Your Story…

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The holiday season is upon us… For those who have lost a loved one, it can bring a mixture of emotions. Grief may be felt day-by-day or moment-by-moment. Traditions bind families together for generations. Many families may cling to traditions both big and small after the death of a loved one. Some families find solace…

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“How should I tell my child?” is a question that we hear often regarding the death of a loved one. It is not easy to talk about death, and as adults, it overwhelms us. Imagine how hard it is for children to navigate. Many people struggle with talking about death, even though it is an…

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It’s hard to ignore Father’s Day coming up on June 16th. Fathers everywhere will be celebrating their day and honored for their special role. But, how do we celebrate without fathers? You yearn to share the day and to celebrate, but instead you must carry on without him. You remember fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, or other…

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We recently finished up another spring Pre-K group at The WARM Place! In addition to our evening groups, The WARM Place provides an outlet for our youngest grievers twice a year, during the spring and fall. These 10-week sessions are specifically designed for children ages 3 ½ -5 years old that are grieving the death…

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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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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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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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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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