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    In loving memory ~ 10K Run, 5KRun & 2 Mile Walk to benefit TSP Grief Support groups May 25, 2015 at 8:00 am ~ Register…
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F. Y. I.

The Sharing Place on
NPR's This American Life with Ira Glass!!!!
Saturday, May 16th at 3:00 pm  & Sunday, May 17th at 6:00 pm ~ KUER 90.1 FM
KCPW 88.3 FM will also air Saturday at 10:00 am and Sunday at 4:00 pm

Please listen in this Saturday as TSP hits the NATIONAL airwaves!!!  We are excited to hear what Producer Sean Cole and Reporter Jonathan Goldstein of National Public Radio have put together after interviewing TSP famililes, volunteers and staff. They were wonderful and we are thrilled to have this exposure for children's grief issues, as well as our program, presented to This American Life's 2.1 million listeners.  The podcast will be available beginning Sunday night at  

TSP welcomes our new
Executive Director,
Cynthia Lyman!

We are very happy to welcome Cynthia to The Sharing Place family and know that our program and services will continue to grow under her leadership.  We thought you might like to know a little about her:

Cynthia Tibbetts Lyman has spent the majority of her career creating awareness for community programs and organizations including the Clark Planetarium, Red Butte Garden and the March of Dimes.  She is passionate about the health and welfare of children, has two grown children, and many nieces and nephews she loves to dote on.  Cynthia and her husband, Tim, are also dog parents to a beagle basset mix named Cody.

Cynthia has been a long-time volunteer of the Jr. League of Salt Lake City as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  She holds a B.S. degree in Marketing Education from USU and an M.B.A. from Westminster College.  Cynthia grew up in Moab but has lived in the Salt Lake City area for the past 30 years.   


Watch this great story about The Sharing Place and Stampin' Up that aired on
KSL Studio 5 with Brooke Walker.

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What You Should Know About Grief

Did you know:
     ~ According to the National Alliance for Grieving Children, 1 in 20 children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate from high school and 1 in 4 will lose a significant family member.  ( Sept. 2012)
     ~ According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ( children that do not have access to grief support programs and services are much more at-risk to develop emotional, psychological and even physical health issues.

Society generally gives us three days to grieve, but there’s so much more.

Use these resources to better support grieving loved ones.

pdfMyths About Grief
pdfExplaining Suicide to Children


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