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Module 4What families need

Podcast: perinatal grief support for families: the role of clergy, congregation, and community

Darryl OwensIn this podcast, Darryl Owens, M.Div., BCC, CT, sat down for a conversation with two families who have experienced perinatal loss. Together, the participants discuss the benefits and limitations of support from clergy, the church community, and individual relationships with God.

Mr. Owens also offers advice to fellow clergy on how to provide the best support to bereaving congregants, as well as advice for individuals and families experiencing a loss. (Click below to launch the audio clip in another tab. Close the tab to return to the curriculum when the clip is over.)

Clergy, congregation and community

Mr. Owens is Women's Services Chaplain, grief counselor and Chaplain for the perinatal bereavement program at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and a board member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

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