Category Archives: Tragedy

Talking to Children about Serious Illness

Five Myths, Debunked When there is a serious illness in the family, children need to trust the adults in their family more than ever. Changes can be confusing, from the disruptions to daily routines to the changes in their loved one’s physical appearance. That’s why it’s so important to communicate openly and honestly with children continue reading…

In a Crisis, Spiritual Resilience Can Pull Us Through

This year’s theme for Pastoral Care Week is “spiritual resilience.” What does it mean to be spiritually resilient? How can resilience help us through a crisis, like a serious illness or the death of a loved one? John Connor, a chaplain at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), offers his thoughts. Resilience helps us continue reading…

Five Things to Know About The Grieving Teen

Adolescence is always difficult, but adding a loved one’s serious illness into the mix can make this time even more complicated. The needs of a grieving teenager are unique and shouldn’t be overlooked. Following are five important things to know about the grieving teen. 1. Teenagers need to share in the family’s grief process. Many continue reading…