Sunday, January 8, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, January 1 - January 7, 2023

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Comedian Cariad Lloyd has spoken to hundreds of bereaved people for her award-winning series Griefcast and a new book on dealing with loss. She shares the lessons she has learned. 16 Ways to Talk to People Who Are Grieving « The Guardian

Palliative care and hospice care are often confused with one another. Both have the goal to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life for people with chronic medical conditions. However, what that care includes and who qualifies for it are quite different. Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What's The Difference? « VeryWellHealth

Founding Director of children's bereavement service provider Jeff's Place Dr. Jennifer Kaplan has developed the first and only comprehensive, strength-based standardized tool designed to measure outcomes associated with grief support services. Known as the Inventory of Youth Adaptation to Loss (IYAL), the tool measures changes over time - related to a youth's communication, sense of social support, sense of connection, and social and emotional experiences of loss and resilience.  First Standardized Tool to Measure Youth Adaptation to Loss « PR Newswire

Grief happens on (and off) company time: Why a startup founded from loss is building holistic bereavement plans for corporate America. Workplace Healing: Holistic Bereavement Plans for Corporate America « Startland News

After the holidays are over, starting a new year, it is natural for you and your child to feel drained, perhaps sadder and more irritable. Your grieving child may find it hard to hear their classmates' stories of joyous times and may not want to go back to school. Awareness, respect for these feelings, and open-hearted conversation can help you and your child get through the return to regular activities. January Blues After Holidays Affected by Grief? « Psychology Today

The truth is that in grief, you must do whatever is best for you right now. There simply is no right or wrong way to do the work of grieving, and there is no timetable for it either. New Year Resolutions for The Bereaved « Grief Healing

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