The Components of Grief Support

Family Looking Up Podcast

In this podcast, Family Looking Up host Camille Ward spoke with Bradley Center executive director Carrie Moore about the process of grieving, how we can help our children through the grieving process, and how to help others who are grieving. The specifics we discussed include the benefits of talking through grief; the need for connection; helping children get through the fear of talking about death. Other topics:

-The danger of isolation when grieving.

-How to talk to kids about grief.

-The value of a belief system when talking about death.

-Death and grieving are normal.

-Grief is a process, not an event.

-Why it’s important for parents to grieve in front of their children.

-People react differently to events even in the same family.

-How perceptions affect the way children grieve.

-How to grieve in front of your children without scaring them.

-Principles to help kids deal with grief of all kinds.

-How to maintain connection to the deceased family member.

-What to do when you have children who don’t want to talk through their grief.

-Grief takes time.

-Grief can cause a physiological response.

-Things we can do to help others when they are grieving

-How to turn grief into hope.