Grief & Loss: Making Space for Healing


While it may take 6-8 weeks for a broken bone to heal or 5-10 days to cure the common cold, emotional healing often takes much longer. The day an adoption becomes finalized, for example, is a joyful experience, but it may have an underlying layer of sadness for the child or children involved. This grief due to loss must be acknowledged. That’s where everyday healing comes in.

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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