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Suggestions for getting “Mads” out

February 24, 2016

There are many common emotional reactions when a child faces the death of a loved one or the diagnosis of a serious illness. One of the most common emotional reactions is being angry or mad. This anger can be directed at medical caregivers, family members or friends. While being mad is a common reaction, knowing […]...

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Keeping It Real: Conversation tips when a parent is diagnosed with a serious illness

February 10, 2016

No one looks forward to having difficult conversations, especially when they involve children and a parent’s diagnosis of a serious illness. However, sometimes they are not only important to have, but necessary. Having to tell your child that you have been diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer is not only scary, but it […]...

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Introducing Tu Nidito’s 2016 Remarkable Moms!

January 27, 2016

Each Spring, Tu Nidito takes a moment to honor five Remarkable Moms in our community. Each mom goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of children and families. As we celebrate 20 years of serving children, we are proud to have celebrated 87 Remarkable Moms, each one a role model for […]...

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20 Years of Serving Children

January 13, 2016

2016 marks a year of extreme celebration. This is Tu Nidito’s 20th year of serving Southern Arizona’s grieving children. We are both honored and humbled to support the children and families that put their trust in us while grieving the diagnosis of a serious illness or death of a loved one. In the twenty years […]...

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Interview with a Family Member – Russell Clanagan

December 29, 2015

Families are the heart of Tu Nidito. We are so blessed to meet hundreds of amazing families that put their trust in us when walking their grief journey. Russell Clanagan is no exception. Russell has had many roles at Tu Nidito – client, volunteer, cyclist, donor, supporter, advocate and most importantly father to Sydney, a […]...

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Grieving Through The Holidays

December 2, 2015

It’s the holiday season; it’s a time that traditionally brings families and friends together to eat, drink and celebrate. However, for those grieving the diagnosis of a serious illness or death of someone special, the holiday season can bring significant challenges. At Tu Nidito, this is one of the hardest times for our families as […]...

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Activities to Help Kids Say Goodbye

November 17, 2015

Talking to children about death and dying is not an easy subject, however often necessary. The thought of sharing heartbreaking news feels like more than you can bear. Your instinct may be to shelter the child to make it less painful, but the truth is, there is no easy way to share sad news. However, […]...

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Grief and the Holidays

November 6, 2015

The holidays are associated with happiness; families come together, create memories and share long standing traditions. However for many families, happy memories are dulled by the pain of experiencing the holidays without a loved one or provide a new and challenging experience due to a recent diagnosis of a serious illness. The holidays may be [&he...

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When a Brother or Sister is ill – Activities to help siblings process a diagnosis

October 23, 2015

When a child is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the entire family is impacted. This impact can be especially felt by healthy siblings. Siblings are thrown into completely unforeseen life changes and likely have a limited understanding as to what exactly is happening. Siblings may begin to experience emotions that are overwhelming and di...

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Getting Started with Self Care – Five Ways to Combat Compassion Fatigue

September 30, 2015

For those that deal with grief – through any source such as a serious illness in the family, a death loss or working with families who have experienced a significant loss, Compassion Fatigue is a serious issue. Compassion Fatigue is “a state experienced by those helping people in distress; it is an extreme state of […]...

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