Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Traumatic Experiences and Resiliency Study (T.E.A.R.S.)

Joanne Cacciatore, a leading advocate for stillbirth families and founder of the MISS foundation, is looking for individuals who have experienced the loss of a child, whether they be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, or friends, to participate in a study about resiliency.

From the T.E.A.R.S. website:

"We are a team of researchers from Arizona State University,  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Austin College. We are exploring the experiences of those aged 18 and older who have experienced the death of a child.  The second wave of the study will explore the experiences of those who have experienced the deaths of other significant people such as partners, parents, siblings, grandchildren, and others.

The purpose of this study is to determine the individual, familial, and societal effects of significant loss and to improve standards of care to the bereaved and a model of compassionate caregiving and intervention that fosters resiliency at every level.

You can now participate in the T.E.A.R. Study here!"

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