Resources for Hospitals
and Medical Professionals

Dear Medical Professional,

We are proud to provide you with support and resources that will help you navigate your experience of caring for patients, families, and colleagues during COVID-19. No matter your role, caring for COVID-19 patients is a shared experience that affects the entire medical community. Research on the coping of medical professionals during a pandemic demonstrates that models of adaptation and resilience, like peer support, keep people psychologically healthy.

As a result, Good Grief is proud to partner with RWJBarnabas Health to provide all members of the RWJBH staff with individual and collective resilience-building support that addresses grief, trauma, and empathic distress fatigue caused by COVD-19.

At Good Grief, your wellness and ability to best support patients are our top priority.

As you register for our peer support programs, here are a few things you should know first:

  • The programs are free-of-charge for RWJBH employees
  • Confidentiality is required
  • Supervisors and staff have their own groupings to preserve safety and confidentiality
  • You may register for consistent support groups or as-needed
  • Helpful tips are provided at each group session
  • Our “safety guidelines” will be provided to you upon registration

If you have experienced a loss, additional programming is available for those medical professionals who are grieving a loved one during the pandemic.

For children and teens struggling with your exposure to COVID-19, our Routes to Resilience program for children of medical professionals offers a 3-part series, which includes peer support and activities that foster resilience in children including: emotion regulation, healthy coping, and mindfulness.

We look forward to you joining the Good Grief community, where we build resilience through compassion, support, and community.

Dear Medical Professional,

We are proud to provide you with support and resources that will help you navigate your experience of caring for patients, families, and colleagues during COVID-19. No matter your role, caring for COVID-19 patients is a shared experience that affects the entire medical community. Research on the coping of medical professionals during a pandemic demonstrates that models of adaptation and resilience, like peer-support, keep people psychologically healthy.

As a result, Good Grief is proud to partner with RWJBarnabas Healthcare System to provide all members of the RWJBH staff with individual and collective resilience-building support that addresses grief, trauma, and empathic distress fatigue caused by COVD-19.

At Good Grief, your wellness and ability to best support patients are our top priority.

As you register for our peer-support programs, here are a few things you should know first:

  • Confidentiality is required
  • Supervisors and staff have their own groupings to preserve safety and confidentiality
  • You may register for consistent support groups or as-needed
  • Helpful tips are provided at each group session
  • Our “safety guidelines” will be provided to you upon registration

If you have experienced a loss, additional programming is available for those medical professionals who are grieving a loved one during the pandemic. Please register to learn more.

For children and teens struggling with your exposure to COVID-19, our Routes to Resilience program for children of medical professionals offers a 3-part series, which includes peer-support and activities that foster resilience in children including: emotion regulation, healthy coping, and mindfulness.

We look forward to you joining the Good Grief community, where we build resilience through compassion, support, and community.

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Register for Our Programs

The "Healing Together Through Grief" program, brought to RWJBH by Good Grief, empowers medical professionals of all expertise to foster collective resilience and ensure that you can succeed at your critical job and meet the medical demands of the communities and patients you serve.

Downloadable Resources

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FUNERALS IN THE TIME OF A PANDEMIC

A Toolkit for Children & Families

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TIPS FOR REDUCING ISOLATION

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35 Fun Things to Do When "Stuck" at Home

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52 Feelings Reflection Journal

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SUPPORTING THE BEREAVED DURING COVID-19

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Building Resilience in Children During a Pandemic

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PRACTICING SELF-KINDNESS

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PARENT MODULE 1: MINDFULNESS & DEEP BREATHING

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PARENT MODULE 2: CULTIVATING EMOTION REGULATION
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PRACTICING FAMILY CARE

Webinars and Videos

Resilience Through Mindfulness provides tools for teaching children to develop mindfulness, the simple practice of turning inward to pay attention to the present moment. Mindfulness is an innate ability we all possess as humans like the ability to walk, read or write. It requires guidance and practice to cultivate but can become a life skill that builds resilience especially in the face of adversity.

Practicing Self-Kindness focuses on the needs of parents who often struggle with being able to prioritize taking care of themselves alongside taking care of the needs of their families. During times of heightened stress like we are facing today, self-care becomes more critical for parents as their mental health affects the mental health of their children. Self-care begins with the goal of being kinder to ourselves and requires practice but making self-care a priority puts parents in a better position to be able to care their families.

Cultivating Emotion Regulation reviews strategies for teaching emotion regulation and provides practical steps for helping children build the skills that will empower them to self-regulate in difficult situations. These skills take patience, practice, and dedication to build up in our children, but they result in happier, healthier, and more resilient humans who can thrive through adversity.
Good Grief CEO Joe Primo speaks about grief as a process to embrace and how it creates a climate of hope and resilience. He believes that by forming real, lasting communities that promote connection, trust, hospitality, support and dialogue, we move closer to joy and a much richer life.
When Mariah was diagnosed with ALS, she knew that if she assumed the identity of a dead woman walking, she'd in effect be participating in her own downward cycle. Her talk is about gaining a new understanding of the importance of the relationship with oneself, and the skills it takes to improve and develop that internal connection.
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