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Restoring Family Stability after a Suicide
Monday, September 18, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Every family has various needs for structure. As they grow, families will create the rules and routines that support their ability to function. We know that families have different resources and various amounts of structure supporting day-to-day living, but if they have inadequate structure and routine for too long there can be emotional and behavioral reactions. As parents, we instinctively take steps to “get back to normal” following sickness, vacations, too much activity, conflict or time away from home.

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When Children Refuse Counseling
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 by Debbie Major
Lately, we have heard parents express concerns over what they should do if children refuse counseling following a family member’s suicide. We recently heard about an adult survivor who lost a parent as a child and who told her mother at the time that she did not want to attend counseling.
Your Children’s Grief Services: How Long?
Sunday, May 01, 2016 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Because each bereaved child and each bereaved family is different, it’s challenging to make prescriptive comments about how much professional support to arrange for children and adolescents, and how long that commitment should last.  Time seems to be the currency for grief.  We start thinking about it as soon as the loss begins.  As adults, we commonly doubt that we can manage without something big and well-informed to support us for this formidable journey.  So when the LOSS Program for Children and Youth began our initial thoughts about a normal course of grief support for children were similar to the configuration we were accustomed to for adults.