Joanne Cacciatore

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, founder and CEO of the MISS Foundation, is an expert in traumatic loss and child death in families. She is also a consummate teacher, a researcher and professor at Arizona State University, and an acclaimed public speaker. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Death Studies, Omega Journal of Death and Dying, and Families in Society. She received her Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Masters degree and Bachelor's degree in psychology from Arizona State University. Her work has been featured in major media sources such as People magazine, the New York Times, Boston Globe, CNN, National Public Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. She received the prestigious Hon Kachina Award in 2007, and has been listed since 2006 in Who's Who and Who's Who of American Women. She is a mother to five children, now mostly grown, four who walk and one who soars. On a personal note, she has been a vegetarian since 1976 and enjoys hiking, reading, surfing, and rock climbing. Dr. Cacciatore appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Child Loss.” To hear her being interviewed on this show, go to the following link:


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Gratitude as the Antidote to Grief

Writer Joanne Cacciatore shows how the search for goodness and gratitude can help those suffering in the aftermath of loss.

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