The Grief-Sensitive Healthcare Project fills the gap that exists in bereavement support within the U.S. healthcare system by equipping healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills about grief. A collaboration among the Yale Child Study Center, Child Bereavement UK, and the New York Life Foundation, this multifaceted project includes developing resources and providing trainings to healthcare professionals who work with bereaved families in any capacity.
Grief is highly individual, and there is no one right way to help a bereaved family. Browse the topics below for tips and resources on grief-sensitivity based on a child’s age, or the specific type of loss a family has experienced.
Dr. Paola Ayora is board certified in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. In this blog, she describes her experience working with grieving patients, families, and colleagues, and how this influenced her decision to pursue additional training in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.