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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Help Grieving Children Through the Holidays

Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays Adults play an important role in helping children grieve, especially over the holidays when new emotions and memories can hit with full force. Children often have trouble expressing their emotions, and when they see their parents hurting, they naturally want to protect their parents, so the children may not…

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Twelve Tips to Help a Grieving Loved One during the Holidays

Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. For those who have lost a loved one during the past year, the…

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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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When the Holidays are Hard

  The pressures around the holidays can be even more challenging after the death of a family member. Here are some tips from The Dougy Center to consider that may help as you navigate the challenges, as well as a Holiday Plan Worksheet downloadable flyer to help you work through these decisions together as a…

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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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