Surviving the Death of a Child by Homicide

July 14, 2005
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

There is nothing that engenders more anger than having a loved on murdered. Our guest on this show is Dr. Richard Dew a family practitioner from Knoxville Tennessee. In July of 1992 his son Brad was murdered. Dr. Dew has authored several books “Brad. We Hardly Knew You” and “Rachel’s Cry.’’ Dr. Dew will share his experience with the criminal justice system including the fact that the system cannot deal with the anger and grief of the family. He will tell us how he and his family survived the system and give messages of hope, forgiveness, and healing. He will point out the pit falls and where to go for support. He may even read us some of his poetry.

Open to Hope

Open to Hope

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“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.

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Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.

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