Lessons in the Art of Dying

Our 1st Annual Conference: Lessons in the Art of Dying is now open for registration.   Conference Registration Conference Registration Fee is $100 Includes light breakfast, lunch, and Certificate of Completion Doors open at 8:15am Conference starts at 9:00am CEU Information 7.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is available through Virginia Commonwealth University. The cost is…

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Live Your Dash Tickets on Sale

Our Annual Live Your Dash luncheon, presentations, and awards event is coming soon! You don’t want to miss this year’s incredible speaker and meet our Live Your Dash award recipients. Live Your Dash awards are presented to a select few in the Richmond area who truly make a difference in our community and are a…

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Helping Grieving Children During the Holidays

  Helping Children Cope with Grief During the Holidays Click here for 6 tips to help children cope with grief during the holidays plus 3 remembrance activities – encouraging them to remember and honor the lost loved one through both old and new traditions can help ease their pain.

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Back to School with Grief

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director Often, the beginning of the school year brings extra stress and worry for children who are grieving.  The Dougy Center has shared an article to help parents and caregivers discover helpful suggestions to make returning to school a more positive experience for children who are grieving. Click…

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What Grieving Children Need

This is such an important article by Jennifer Bannan published in the Washington Post on July 25, 2017 about what grieving children need – acknowledgment of their loss. “I hope to spare another kid the bleak silence, the fake bubble of oblivion people seem to want there to protect the kids. That bubble is our…

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Overdose Loss Group

Over the last year, Full Circle’s professionals have received many requests for a loss-specific group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to a drug overdose. Thanks to funding from the Jenkins Foundation, we will begin offering this group in the fall to adults who have experienced this type of…

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Welcome Carrie

Please join us in welcoming our new Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager, Carrie Schaeffer, LCWS, to Full Circle. Carrie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, as well as a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2011. Previously, Carrie spent…

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Round of Applause for our Junior Board Event Committee

Shout out to our 2017 Junior Board Round Up Committee! These volunteers work hard year-round to bring you an amazing event. We appreciate their hard work so very much. A special thank you goes out to our event co-chairs Alison Hallock and Katherine Macomber. Everyone did a tremendous job at our recent Round Up event…

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