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When the Holidays Aren't Joyous: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss

When the Holidays Aren't Joyous: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
For kids, the holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. However, for some children who have suffered a recent loss, the holidays can be especially hard.
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This is a good article about helping children during the Holiday season cope with grief.


The biggest thing parents, teachers and grief counselors can do is listen to kids and let them know its is alright to grieve. especially during these sad times.  Helping children cope with grief is best done through new rituals or expressions during the Holiday season.  A memory box is an excellent example found in the article.


in the end, remember, children greive like all of us over the loss of a loved one and not to ignore their grief.


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The Grief That White Americans Can’t Share

The Grief That White Americans Can’t Share | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
For our white friends and colleagues, police shootings are a tragedy in the abstract. For black people, they’re agonizingly personal — and devastating.
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The Grief That White Americans Can’t Share

"For our white friends and colleagues, police shootings are a tragedy in the abstract. For black people, they’re agonizingly personal — and devastating."  Find us online at: click here

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A safe place for end-of-life coping and grief integration

A safe place for end-of-life coping and grief integration | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
WASHBURN – End-of-life Care Specialist Marieke VanDonkersgoed is looking to help others deal with death and grief by providing them with a safe gathering place, the Cypress Center.
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An interesting article related to end of life care and assisting others with the grief process.

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Prince Harry: It's Important To Talk About Grief

Prince Harry: It's Important To Talk About Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
PRINCE HARRY has spoken about the importance of talking openly about grief, admitting that he "regrets not ever talking about" the death of his mother Princess Diana and didn't speak about it "for the first 28 years" of his life.
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Family in grief after baby 'poisoned' in oxygen mix-up | The New Daily

Family in grief after baby 'poisoned' in oxygen mix-up | The New Daily | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it

The grieving family of a newborn boy mistakenly "poisoned" with nitrous oxide say they want justice over the death of baby "

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Grief: Support for Young People

Grief: Support for Young People | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
The app has been created by a group of bereaved young people working with leading bereavement charity Child Bereavement UK.

It has been developed for 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them.
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More Than Just a Teapot: The items that connect past and present - What's Your Grief

More Than Just a Teapot: The items that connect past and present - What's Your Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
The acorn necklace my sister, Jessie, gave me the Christmas after my mom died is in this twisted, tangled mess of silver chains and baubles.  It’s the same kind of necklace my mother wore when she was sick. At that time she told us that the acorn stood for strength, but acorns had been specia
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It is amazing how something so everyday and not thought of in the present can become something so critical to a connection with someone we love when they pass.

This article shows how something so simple become so important in our lives

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Patients First: Strengthening Home and Community Care

Patients First: Strengthening Home and Community Care | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
In May 2015, Ontario launched Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care, the government's three-year plan to improve and expand home and community care. Since that time, Ontario has made important progress, making it easier for patients and their caregivers to access better care at home and in the community.
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Good ideas regarding home and community care especially among the dying.

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Help is out there for parents grieving a miscarriage

Help is out there for parents grieving a miscarriage | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
When the day finally arrived in 2013, the couple went from tears of joy to overwhelming grief.
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One of the forgotten griefs at times is the loss of a child via miscarriage.  This loss is not only a  present loss but also a potential loss of what could have been

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Grief and love have no expiration date

Grief and love have no expiration date | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
On July 8, I recognized the 8-year anniversary of a significant loss in my life.
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Great article that reminds us if love has no expiration date, then why would the grief that correlates with the loss of it have one either?

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Tragedy’s terrible toll: Portraits of grief in Dallas

Tragedy’s terrible toll: Portraits of grief in Dallas | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Police mourned fellow officers after the Dallas shooting spree that left five dead.
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The personal grief, the social grief, and the national grief all culminate in these type of tragedies.

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Assisted dying: Focus on support for the suffering, not hastened death

Assisted dying: Focus on support for the suffering, not hastened death | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
A faith-based care home in Manitoba is pushing back against medical assistance in dying
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Good pastoral care is about alleviating suffering not ending someone's life

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Coping with miscarriage

Coping with miscarriage | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Experiencing a miscarriage can be isolating, here are six ways to help soften the grief.
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Good article about a forgotten grief among society

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Grief is a part of healing

Grief is a part of healing | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Odessa clergymen say a loved one’s mourners must deal with grief in an enlightened fashion for their own sake and for the well-being of others.
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Grief is part of healing. It is the part where we adapt physically emotionally and spiritually to the loss and learn to live without

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When grief is everywhere

When grief is everywhere | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Columnist Armen D. Bacon reflects on death – of her son 12 years ago, of recent tragedies around the U.S. and world that seem to be piling up on the anniversary of her son’s death. And then she finds a moment to reflect on life through the eyes of a friend fighting breast cancer.
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How To Help A Grieving Friend

How To Help A Grieving Friend | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Death is an inevitable part of life. As we become adults and form strong bonds with others, from friends to coworkers, our roles as supportive figures when death occurs become stronger and more defined. But how do we do it properly? Knowing how to help a grieving friend is a tricky thing; we can't
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Bernie Sanders supporters are experiencing the first stage of grief

Bernie Sanders supporters are experiencing the first stage of grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Supporters of Bernie Sanders had a tough time accepting his speech in its entirety during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
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'When I heard he was dead I went numb': stories of losing a parent in childhood

'When I heard he was dead I went numb': stories of losing a parent in childhood | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Prince Harry regrets not talking about the death of his mother sooner. Our readers share their experience of coping with grief as a child
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Prince Harry: It's Important To Talk About Grief

Prince Harry: It's Important To Talk About Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
PRINCE HARRY has spoken about the importance of talking openly about grief, admitting that he "regrets not ever talking about" the death of his mother Princess Diana and didn't speak about it "for the first 28 years" of his life.
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The Moments that Matter: Looking at life in hindsight - What's Your Grief

The Moments that Matter: Looking at life in hindsight - What's Your Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
I didn’t have a meaningful moment with my mother before she died. Well, that’s not true, my life with her was filled with meaningful moments. I guess what I mean is that I never had the Hollywood Moment that, in the movies, is part and parcel of death by terminal illness. My mother never sat in her bed
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Great article on recognizing the good stuff in life.  Enjoying what matters most with your loved ones and treasuring it while it happens, sometimes involves recognizing that it will one day end.

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#PrayForNice: Grief, condolences and prayers flood social media

#PrayForNice: Grief, condolences and prayers flood social media | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
The world turned to social media to express their shock and grief.
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One of the hardest to understands form of grief is when human evil takes innocent lives suddenly.  There is personal loss but also a social loss

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When grief strikes, food can be a gift from the gods

When grief strikes, food can be a gift from the gods | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Cakes, pies, loaves of homemade bread, crocks of macaroni and cheese, fried chicken. Southerners know how to deal with bereavement
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Great article about a custom of ours that involves sending food to the family of the deceased.  This is truly a kind act and something that we forget about in grief counseling

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Loss of loved ones common for children: How to help them cope

Loss of loved ones common for children: How to help them cope | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
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Good article about helping children cope with loss.

If you would like to learn more about Child grief counseling or become a certified bereavement counselor then please review our programs

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Grief and Regrief (aka growing up with a grief monster) - What's Your Grief

Grief and Regrief (aka growing up with a grief monster) - What's Your Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
So there‘s this thing called grief.  You’ve probably heard of it.  You probably wish you hadn’t heard of it.  There is also ambiguous grief, and cumulative grief, and secondary grief, and anticipatory grief, and traumatic grief and lots of other kinds of grief.  You’ve probably heard of most of these if you have spent much tim
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Good article about understanding grief and how it travels with us throughout our life and develops with us

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Grieving parents don't have to go it alone

Grieving parents don't have to go it alone | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Compassionate Friends, a support groups for parents who have lost a child, will hold its annual walk on Sunday at Park City Center.
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Support for parents who experience the worst type of loss which is losing a child need help.  This article is about support for these parents

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When A Birthday Brings Both Celebration And Grief

When A Birthday Brings Both Celebration And Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
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Birthdays are about celebration and commeration.  Sometimes though that commeration can be in regards to a deceased and their life.  In this cases, birthdays can bring grief every year for some

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