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The following articles have been collected from various websites and other resources. These pieces can be helpful in guiding bereaved parents, their family, friends and community.

What is ‘Found Family’?

What is ‘Found Family’?

This morning we held a workshop on coping with loss. I know, it’s a very broad topic, but we planned ...
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This Is What Social Isolation Looks Like

This Is What Social Isolation Looks Like

It’s winter.  It’s cold.  It’s dark.  I’ve been socially isolating.  There, I said it. I’m guessing I might not be ...
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Remembering Abi: How Lucy Hone lives with the loss of her daughter  video

Remembering Abi: How Lucy Hone lives with the loss of her daughter video

This isn't the first piece I've written. I used to contribute on a variety of topics that, for one reason ...
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Yizkor: A four part guide

Yizkor: A four part guide

For many people, Yizkor, is the number one reason why they attend synagogue on Yom Kippur. The word yizkor literally means to remember, ...
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Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Although many of us are able to speak frankly about death, we still have a lot to learn about dealing ...
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5 Things About Grief You Should Know

5 Things About Grief You Should Know

This month of January marks two years since I lost my brother. Some days I think I’ve adjusted to this ...
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Nichum Aveilim: Comforting the Mourners

Nichum Aveilim: Comforting the Mourners

As some of the readers may know, our family lost our beloved son, Eric Eliezer Levenson (z”l), a year and ...
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Passing over a son’s passing

Passing over a son’s passing

Fifteen months since my son’s death, I have now navigated a complete calendar cycle of holidays. My journey since the ...
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How to Love Someone Who is Grieving Their Child

How to Love Someone Who is Grieving Their Child

When someone you love has experienced the loss of a child, it’s hard on everyone. They are engulfed in a ...
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6 Things to Never Say to a Bereaved Parent

6 Things to Never Say to a Bereaved Parent

If you’re a bereaved parent, you can probably count on at least five hands the number of phrases you wish ...
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How to Make a Tragic Shiva Call

How to Make a Tragic Shiva Call

Every shiva is hard, but some are harder than others. Recently, I went to the second kind of shiva: the shiva for our friend who ...
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