Category: Staff Articles

10 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

10 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

By: Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW Caregiving for a loved one who is ill or frail is a full-time job that can be stressful under the best circumstances. Now, during the COVID19 crisis, caregivers are finding themselves coping with the daily needs of their loved one and dealing with…

Supporting Those Grieving an Overdose Loss

Supporting Those Grieving an Overdose Loss

By: Stacia Macklin, LCSW Five years ago, Full Circle recognized that a growing number of families attending our general loss group were grieving the death of a loved one due to accidental drug overdose. In 2015, the number of youth impacted by accidental drug overdose deaths…

Family Activities to Support Grieving Children

Family Activities to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Family Bereavement Services Manager Conversations About Grief (CAG) are a series of educational programs hosted by Full Circle professionals. Tune in to this CAG to learn about ways you can support your grieving child through challenging emotions.  In light of COVID-19, our CAG…

We Need to Know You Remember Them

We Need to Know You Remember Them

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT I often am asked, by caring friends and family members, about the best ways to support an individual who is grieving the death of a loved one. I have a variety of practical answers, of course — like start…

Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Here at Full Circle, we talk a lot about “big feelings.” When we use this term, we are referring to grieving children’s struggles with emotional regulation. This may look like an extended tantrum, uncontrollable crying, fit of anger,…

Journaling for Healing

Journaling for Healing

By Britt Cowart, LCSW, Grief Services Director Grief journaling is one way of allowing ourselves the space for genuine healing to take place, whether we’re ready and willing to express ourselves to others or not.  Due to the copious amount of research suggesting that grief journaling…