Clara Hinton

Clara Hinton has a burning passion to lend support to parents grieving the loss of a child. At the age of 15, Clara’s 13-year-old sister died tragically, and that loss began a series of events in her life that made grief all-too-real. While experiencing the blessing of living children, Clara has also felt the pain of losing six children due to miscarriage, and has delivered one stillborn son. Knowing the grief of child-loss first-hand prompted Clara to write a book, Silent Grief, as well as begin a grief support website, www.silentgrief.com, for parents seeking support while going through the pain of loss. Clara also teaches grief coping skills on college campuses, as well as coordinates grief workshops for schools, churches, and hospitals. The first Silent Grief Retreat for Bereaved Parents was held in October 2008, and the Retreats are now planned to be an annual coming together for bereaved parents. For more information, contact Clara at chinton@wpia.net or visit the Silent Grief website. Clara also invites you to follow her on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sicilianitaliano/ Clara appeared on the “Healing the Grieving Heart Radio Show” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Finding Your Way After Sibling and Child Loss.” To hear Clara being interviewed on this show, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley052208.mp3

http://www.silentgrief.com,

Articles:

What is this Gnawing Feeling I Have in my Stomach?, 06 Dec 2010

For Fathers, Loss of a Child Carries Special Burdens, 15 Jun 2010

Making Amends After Mom is Gone, 08 May 2010

How a Daughter Helped a Dad Who Had Lost a Child, 13 Jun 2009

Death of a Child: ‘Unfinished Motherhood’, 20 Jan 2009

Finding Your Way to a “New Normal”, 05 Nov 2008