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BENEFITS OF PEER SUPPORT

Meeting with people who speak your language: When you are in a support group setting, it’s common to share your experience and talk about what you’ve been through and what you’ve done — things that relate to why you are there and seeking support. It’s helpful to know that you are speaking to a group … Continue reading

HELPING SOMEONE GRIEVE THE DEATH OF A CHILD

Be loving and non-judgmental:  The most important thing you can do is to be present and available to your loved one. Let parents show you pictures and talk about their child. Be a good listener. Help make arrangements or do chores If it is appropriate, take care of something that would be of help–yard work, cooking, … Continue reading

Finding Grief Support That is Right For You

Reaching out to others is often very difficult when we’re struggling with grief, but experience teaches us that the more support and understanding we have around us, the better we will cope. It is a sign of strength to reach out for help and resources in times of need. Most people feel strengthened, encouraged and … Continue reading

SUPPORT TO FAMILIES AFTER THE LOSS OF THEIR PREGNANCY

Listen Parents who have had a stillbirth often say the best support was someone who was just there for them and listened. Someone who cared and asked questions about how they could help, rather than acting as though they knew best how to deal with the situation. Support the family Don’t assume the parents are … Continue reading

Ways to support someone who is grieving

Offer hope.  People who have gone through grieving often remember that it is the person who offered reassuring hope, the certainty that things will get better, who helped them make the gradual passage from pain to a renewed sense of life. Be careful, though, about being too glib, as doing so may make the bereaved … Continue reading

How to Deal With a Disabled Child

Give yourself time to adjust.  Worries are normal, and okay. It’s a lot to take in. You will be able to handle it. Reach out to others.  Look to disabled people who can remember their own childhoods, and supportive parents of disabled people who accept their differences.. Both groups of people can offer advice and … Continue reading