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Bereavement

A Process of Healing and Coping with Loss

Grief from the death of a loved one is a unique, and often intense and emotional experience. But the emotions suffered during grief are often experienced in a similar, universal way. Professional guidance and support for family members who are dealing with grief can be very helpful. Hospice Promise is here to support your family during the bereavement process.

  • On-Staff Chaplain

  • On-Staff Social Workers

  • Assistance with Final Arrangements

  • Resources & Referrals

Has your child suffered a recent loss or impeding death?

Helping Children with Loss
  • Verbal Behaviors

    Talking about the deceased or loss a lot, Not talking about the deceased or loss at all. Not asking any questions, Wishing to be with the deceased (may or may not be suicidal) a child who did well in school becomes the class clown.

  • Emotional Behaviors

    Over reacting to little things, crying often. cannot concentrate or focus, angry all the time and defiant towards adults, constant neediness, irritability.

  • Physical Behaviors

    Loss of appetite or increased appetite, Child complains of physical pain that cannot be explained by a doctor, Constantly complaining of an illness when none exists, Sleeping to much or Insomnia, Physical Aggression towards people or pets, Destroying things (toys, walls, etc.)

  • Behaviors that require immediate attention

    Self destructive (cutting), Threatens to harm self or others (this is actually different than cutting), Becomes completely withdrawn. If any of the normal behaviors happen over a long period (6 months or more) Child will need immediate help.

The Stages of Grief

Denial

Bargaining

Sadness

Anger

Acceptance

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