Measurable Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to...
2/28/2019 08:39:53 am
You mention that some mothers will stay in online groups to help support others, but do you find that most people have long engagements with online groups or that they filter out through the healing process?
2/28/2019 01:07:59 pm
I have seen both happen. Some stick around to help give back to other members as part of their own healing process and others leave when they have received what they need from the group.
2/28/2019 09:24:10 am
Thank you so much for this great presentation! Working with a nonprofit which has a focus on those impacted by a GBS infection, I think it is very important to acknowledge and help support those grieving. I also liked how you mentioned that there are someone parents grieving that are "lurkers." From an organizational standpoint, you want to create the most interaction as possible, but from an interpersonal standpoint, it is important to realize that some prefer to grieve through learning without participant. It is not about how many shares or comments there are; it's about the people you reach. This concept is pivotal for support organizations that want to cater to their whole audience.
2/28/2019 01:10:13 pm
Yes! This is an excellent way of summerazing it. I’m my online community work, the research I’ve read and in my clinical work I have seen those who choose to just read or “lurk” as the research refers to them often still comment on benifiting from the group.
2/28/2019 11:39:14 am
Your presentation really resonated with me. I have lost a child, and one of my friends is currently grieving after losing her son in the third trimester. Her and I do not keep in close contact, but she has shared a lot over Instagram. It is touching to see her be able to use social media and not make her loss taboo.
2/28/2019 01:14:29 pm
I am very sorry for the loss of your child. I do believe that social media (when not perfectly filtered) can be helpful for us to see our grieving family members and friends vulnerability in a way we might not have been able to witness otherwise. This might not always be the case. And even if we aren’t an online sharer of our own sufferings, witnessing others who choose to grieve publically can validate our own pain.
3/1/2019 05:25:26 am
Thank you for the very insightful presentation and giving me lots of ideas on how we can better support bereaved parents with our resources!
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