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On Mothers and Grief

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Anonymous Research Project On Mothers and Grief: The goal of this study is to enhance the understanding of bereavement and coping among mothers parenting children five years old and younger. The hope is that by better understanding the grief process during motherhood while parenting young children will eventually increase available resources and support for mothers, families, and clinicians.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University and will be supervised by Mojgan Khademi, Psy.D.

To be considered for participation in this study, please visit the link: Or, contact Brittany Chidley, M.A. at

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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