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About Our Podcast

Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!


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August 7th, 2015
Episode 20

Grief & Developmental Disabilities

When someone dies, it creates upheaval in the support system, leading to unfamiliar territory in terms of how to help those with different perceptions and expressions of grief such as language, repeti read more...

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July 24th, 2015
Episode 19

Advanced Serious Illness

How do we help children when a family member is dying? The diagnosis of a terminal illness brings uncertainty, fear, and heartbreak into their lives, leaving the adults who love them unsure of what to read more...

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July 9th, 2015
Episode 18

Grieving The Death Of A Sibling - Tips For Supporting Children

Jana and Rebecca Hobbs-Lawrence discuss how to support children who experience the death of a brother or sister. read more...

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June 26th, 2015
Episode 17

Grieving A Suicide Death

Jana talks with Erin Shuster about the death of her brother from suicide. A former young adult group participant and volunteer, Erin talks openly about the unique aspects of grief when someone dies of read more...

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Grief Out Loud is supported in part by the Chester Stephan Endowment Fund in loving memory by the estate of Theodore R. Stephan.