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Book Review: Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying

Amanda the squirrel and Little Tree learn a hard lesson when their beloved friend Gentle Willow falls ill

“Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying” is a beautifully conceived little book written for children dealing with terminal illness. There are a number of wonderful books out there to help explain the dying process to children. But “Gentle Willow” … Continue reading

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What is the Dougy Center? An Interview with Donna Schuurman

The Dougy Center's former Executive Director talks about child and youth peer support and "posttraumatic growth"

For over 30 years, The Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon, has provided peer support groups for grieving children, teenagers, young adults, and their families. Today, the peer support program they pioneered has served as a model for at least 500 … Continue reading

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When A Child Has A Terminal Illness

Reflections on a short, full life, part two

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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When A Child Has A Terminal Illness

Reflections on a short, full life, part one

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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