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Grief and Sleep – It's Not Just for Kids

Recently, our Kids Who Kare Coordinator Christi Neville, LPC shared this information with the caregivers of children who attend these groups. Since grief affects sleep for all of us, not just in children, we thought it would be helpful to share with you.  Recently at one of our groups, the kids were asked how they …

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Speaking Grief

Speaking Grief: How to respond when someone in your life loses someone they love  by Shana Rubenstein I have had the privilege of being a social work intern at the Christi Center since September. In this role, I have had learned from individuals of all ages grieving the death of loved ones. After a few months of assisting …

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Kids and Grief

by Shana Rubenstein Ways to think about kids and grief •  While it is rarely something our society likes to admit, children do experience grief and need their families, friends, and communities to recognize and understand what they are going through. •  Children under five years old may not understand the finality of death. They …

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For the love of Sean

By Theresa Seibold Nothing in this world can prepare you for this moment in time. And unless someone has been down this fork of the road themselves they will not understand. The most cruel and hurtful comments from those you expect loving support from are bound to happen. Some relationships will be severed. But some …

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A Practice in Love: Animal Therapy

One can’t argue against the prominence of animal love around us. Between well-supported charities and the number of dog-friendly establishments in Austin, animals are obviously well-received. However, did you know that research is finding that keeping animals as company can be therapeutic? For both physical and emotional therapy, animals are … Continue reading