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As a Nation Mourns Through Tragedy, How Do We Connect With Our Children?

Sometimes there are things that happen in this world that affect us more personally that we could have ever imagined. National tragedies such as mass shootings leave families altered, broken, and changed that can leave us feeling unsafe. These events can even impact our own grief journeys with additional feelings to process. Some may question:…

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How Was Your First Day of School?

Many families approach back-to-school time with excitement and enthusiasm, as it is an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to accomplish your goals. Others are filled with anxiety and dread.  Either way, children and teens often look to their families for support, direction, and comfort.  The end of summer is fast approaching, and…

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NAGC 2019 – Inspiration. Collaboration. Dedication.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children’s (NAGC) 23rd Annual Symposium on Children’s Grief was held June 20-22 in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. WARM Place staff members had the honor of attending this inspiring event and learned from incredible professionals on providing support for bereaved children and families. The symposium allows professionals, educators, and volunteers…

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Music + Grief

When an important person in our life dies, there are songs that can hit us like a ton of bricks. Songs that can make us weep openly, and songs that can make us smile fondly. Music has a funny way of bringing us back to a particular time and place, sparking a memory stronger than…

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Choose a Hero

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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The Science of Grief

By: Madison Krell, WARM Place Events & PR Intern. On Friday, June 7th, The WARM Place was filled with scientists of all ages during our second-ever Nerd Night! From exploding soda geysers, to concocting gooey slime creations, to setting off lemon volcanoes- every station had an awesome science experiment for everyone to enjoy. Upon arrival,…

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The Ritual of Rememberance

Did you know that engaging in rituals of remembrance can be therapeutic? Behavioral rituals can help further our healing by allowing us to express grief through our actions. Of course, there are many cultural rituals and religious customs we perform during the mourning period just after a death. We remember our loved ones with visitations,…

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The Impact of Mother’s Day on Grieving Hearts

Mother’s Day is a special day to recognize the hardworking mother figures who help provide comfort and support in the lives and homes of families. When a death of a family member occurs, it changes the dynamics of a household, and the family may struggle to create a “new normal” in their daily lives. With…

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Pre-K Children Express Grief Through Art

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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Does Grief Get Easier as We Age from Childhood?

Did you know that in addition to the eight evening support groups The WARM Place offers for Kindergarten through 12th grade children, we also offer a unique group aimed for ages 19-25 years old who are grieving the death of a loved one?  This special program for young adults meets three times a year in…

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