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December 22nd 2012:Being There for the Residents of Newtown, Connecticut

Being there for someone we love who is grieving a death is difficult. In the case of murder, it is even more challenging. When something like the mass killing that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary happens, at first blush we find ourselves bereft of any coping skills. And yet, here we are, in the midst of the unthinkable. Today I will speak about grief and how to be there for children and adults in a way that is helpful, kind and welcomed. Using a simple framework that is easy to learn and remember, I will walk you through the journey and offer a few simple guidelines for how to be there f

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Marianna Cacciatore

Marianna Cacciatore is an author and public speaker. Her book, Being There for Someone in Grief has been used as a guide for hospice volunteers and as a textbook for Spiritual Directors. It was endorsed by Stephen Levine, Mark Nepo, Wayne Muller, and Parker Palmer. She has just completed the manuscript for her second book, The Way of Love, Generosity, and Grief: An Intimate Portrayal of Stitching the Heart Back Together. She was the Founding Executive Director of the philanthropic organization, Bread for the Journey (BFJ). From 1998 to 2014, she directed the development of BFJ from a single chapter in Santa Fe, NM to a national organization with the capacity to create affiliate chapters
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