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MISS National Conference 2004
The MISS Foundation's Annual Gathering "From Time to Eternity" is scheduled for May 27-30, 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Pointe Hilton. Featured speakers include:
Dr. Linda Layne, Author "Motherhood Lost: A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America," which has received national attention. Also, researcher from the University of Oslo, Norway, Dr. J. Frederik Froen, Carol Cirulli Lanham, Author "Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death" and many more! We'll also be holding a workshop on perinatal hospice and a facilitator training for those who want to begin and facilitate family support groups after child death.
While the site is still
under construction, you
can view more about the
upcoming conference and
speaker bios here:
Continuing education provided to professionals. Don't MISS this amazing gathering for bereaved families and professionals who serve with compassionate care!
Finding a Therapist
Please visit our new link called "Finding a Therapist:"
Have you experienced a miscarriage? The experience of miscarriage is an often overlooked tragedy. MISS Facilitator of Mexico City, Carla Hoffman, has put together a beautiful journal for women suffering miscarriage called "Dear Child." You can download your copy here: http://www.missfoundation.org/family/DEAR_CHILD.pdf (Adobe required)
IHOP Helps MISS
During 2002, the MISS Foundation helped nearly 1,000 families in Arizona experiencing one of the worse human tragedies...the death of a child family member.
Please help us continue our work in our community! We provide free peer counseling, support groups, funeral assistance, grieving children's support, books, brochures, resources, conference scholarships, and prevention and awareness education programs.
With nearly 40 chapters around the world, it is becoming increasingly important to have the support of our communities.
Can you please help us and have fun too?
International House of Pancakes (IHOP) would like to help contribute to our worthy organization by sponsoring MISS in a benefit non-profit nights.
Come in and dine at IHOP (see locations below) between July 28th and July 31st 2003, during the hours of 4p.m. to 10p.m., and IHOP will donate 10% of all purchases with the bottom half of this flyer back to the MISS Foundation.
IHOP NON Profit nights......Supporting the MISS Foundation
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Valid at the following locations:
8359 West Bell Road and
Grand and Bell in Surprise,
Power of music:
Music has a special power on emotions.
I'd like to bring the groups attention to a beautiful and touching song by Rap artists, Smilez and Southstar, which was just released. It's called "Now That Your Gone."
It's a beautiful and touching song for grieving individuals and is dedicated to his son, Malik, stillborn in 1999, his mother, and his best friend.
While many songs about death and dying have been written and popularized in contemporary music, I've never heard anything specific to stillbirth.
Below is an excerpt of
the lyrics, and you can
hear the single on their
website is located at:
Southstar talking over