Connections: A Family Partners Program Newsletter

The Family Partners Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a group of bereaved family members who work on a variety of initiatives designed to improve aspects of care for families facing the death of a child.

March 2018

Two horses at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy in Woodside, California

In this issue, learn more about our Family Memory Making Day. April 14, 2018 was a special day for bereaved siblings and their parents at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy in Woodside.

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August 2017

red heart on a branch

In this issue, read a parent's perspective on a twin loss and learn more about our support group for grieving fathers.

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January 2017


A new year. A graduation. A job change. These are common transitions we encounter as we go through life. But transitions, even positive ones, include loss.

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July 2016


In this issue, we focus on wellness. Caring for those who remain, and for ourselves. Finding balance in a world which has been forever
tilted on its axis.

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January 2016

girls petting horse

In this issue, you can learn how to get involved in Family Memory Making Day and the Summer Scamper. You'll also read letters and hear perspectives from families in our Family Partners Program.

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July 2015

children writing notes

In our July issue, learn about our first Family Memory Making Day. Two very special horses carried precious messages written by parents, sibiling and grandparents.

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December 2014

memory bears

In our December issue, we offer ideas to make the holidays easier. Learn about the Memory Bear Project, which is a unique way to honor and remember your child. Sewn from your child's clothing or other fabric, this bear can be a source of comfort and treasured memories.

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