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Bereaved Military Family Members and Veterans Invited to Participate in Grief Study

Guest Column by Stephen J. Cozza, M.D Memorial Day is coming and our nation will pause to honor the service and sacrifice of our fallen military service members. Deaths in […]

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Dianne Gray: When a Child is Diagnosed with a Life Limiting Illness

The president of Hospice and Healthcare Communications, Dianne Gray, speaks with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) about the process of having a child that’s diagnosed with a […]

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Participants Needed for Study on Physician Behavior After a Loss

We are writing to invite you to participate in a study about your loss and the experiences you may have had in contacts with a physician following the loss. We […]

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Cobwebs in December

By Catherine Lee It feels like a losing battle. Grief is like cobwebs: I am always running into stray bits stretched across my backdoor. No matter how often I attack […]

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Traumatic Grief: Are You At-Risk for Post-Traumatic Stress

Special article by Jill Harrington LaMorie, MSW, LCSW, DSW This article was first published in Volume 17 Issue 2 of TAPS Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Imagine driving down the street […]

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Adult Sibling Loss: Interview with Dr. Brenda Marshall

At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Dr. Brenda Marshall about adult sibling loss. Brenda got into this field when her younger brother Brent […]

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Teens and Homicide: Interview with Dr. Tashel Bordere

At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Dr. Tashel Bordere about her work with teens and the effects of homicide on their lives. In […]

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Phases of Recovery from Child-Loss

The death of a loved one is far worse than any physical pain that we can imagine. I wrote a book called An Angel is Born. The book was inspired […]

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Bereaved Mother Conducting Research on Child-Loss, Seeking Participants

Judy Hefren is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, College of Social Work, whose only son died in 2007 at the age of 17. She is conducting research in […]

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Survivors Left by Suicide Have Special Grief

By Father Charles Ruby As we begin a new year, the holidays are over and survivors of a completed suicide breathe a collective sigh of relief. The holidays very often […]

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