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On Losing My Dad, but Regaining My Strength

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Olivia Schuller

Olivia Schuller, a teen when she lost her Dad at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2019, struggled with her grief and summoned the inner strength to carry on. ...

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Now and Next Year Children Need COVID Grief Support in Schools

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Kristin Kowalski, MS, School and Community Outreach Specialist

During the upcoming year and beyond, children will continue to need grief support in schools as they sort out their feelings of pain and grief after a year of COVID. ...

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Q & A: How to Help Grieving Children

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

In observance of Child Life Month, here are some common questions Care Dimensions child life specialists handle when helping parents of children who have someone important receiving hospice care or has already died. ...

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A Letter to Grieving Teens

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Kelia Bergin

Reaching out to teens who have lost someone close to them, acknowledging that grief is complicated, and offering a virtual space for talking or just listening ...

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6 Ways to Support Your Child After a Suicide Death

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Sarah Bujold

Here are six tips on how to guide a conversation with your child about a death by suicide and suggestions for offering support. ...

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Tips for Coping With Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Following Loss

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Wendy Paramore, LICSW

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can trigger intense feelings, even years after a death. Here are six tips that grieving families have found useful when trying to cope with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. ...

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Helping Children Cope With Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions' Children's Program Staff offer tips on how to help children who are dealing with loss of a loved one or loss of routines during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Camp Stepping Stones: Magical Event for Grieving Kids, Parents

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Kelli Ann Sullivan

The mother of three children recalls the healing effects of Care Dimensions' Camp Stepping Stones, a family retreat for children and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The family now helps other grieving families by volunteering at the event. ...

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How to Support Your Child When Visiting a Hospice Patient

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions child life specialists offer tips for parents to prepare their children for visits with loved ones who are receiving hospice care. ...

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3 Ways to Support Grieving Teens Who Use Social Media

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Samantha Alanis

Posting to social media is one of the ways grieving teens may choose to remember their person. These platforms can be a great outlet for connecting, empowering, advocating and remembering if they have proper support and oversight. ...

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.