May 1, 2018
This week we had a great conversation with Carrie Moore.
Carrie spent 25 years as a journalist and editor at The
Deseret News in Salt Lake City winning national, regional, state
and local reporting awards from a variety of media organizations.
She has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University
since 2005 teaching media writing, and recently spent five years in
the healthcare field working in pastoral patient care as a board
certified chaplain. She serves as executive director of The
Bradley Center for Grieving Children and Families, a local
non-profit organization. This week we get to talk to Carrie about
the process of grieving, how we can help our children through the
grieving process, and how to help others who are grieving. Here is
what we discussed this week.
- Carrie Moore’s background and the story behind the beginnings
of the Bradley Center.
- The purpose of the Bradley Center.
- The benefit of talking through grief.
- Events that lead to the formation of the Bradley Center.
- The need for connection when going through grief.
- How to help children get through the fear of talking about
- The danger of isolation when grieving.
- How to talk to kids about grief.
- The value of a belief system when talking about death.
- Death and grieving are normal.
- Grief is a process, not an event.
- Why it’s important for parents to grieve in front of their
- People react differently to events even in the same
- How perceptions affect the way children grieve.
- How to grieve in front of your children without scaring
- Principles to help kids deal with grief of all
- How to maintain connection to the deceased family member.
- What to do when you have children who don’t want to talk
through their grief.
- Grief takes time.
- Grief can cause a physiological response.
- Things we can do to help others when they are grieving
- How to turn grief into hope.
Mom Squad Challenge: Call someone you
haven’t talked to in a long time and invite them to lunch.
For an in depth list of books for grieving children visit
our website at www.familylookingup.com