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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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January 29th, 2015
Episode 3

Tips For Talking With Children About Death

“How do I tell my child about the death?” This is the most common question we receive at The Dougy Center. Someone has died, leaving parents and other adult caregivers to struggle with finding the rig read more...

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January 29th, 2015
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Ashes & Funerals

We answer two questions from the community. The first is from a mother of two young children who wonders what she can do with the ashes of her partner. The second from a young adult struggling with wh read more...

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January 27th, 2015
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The Myth Of The Grief Timeline

We discuss some of the current mythology surrounding grief timelines and demystify the idea that there is a recipe for grieving or one right way to go about integrating a loss. Listen to learn new way read more...

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January 23rd, 2015

Grief Out Loud - Introductions

In this inaugural episode of the Grief Out Loud Podcast, Jana and Brendon introduce themselves, talk about the history of The Dougy Center, and our work with grieving children and their families. 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.