WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR GOLD STAR PARENTS AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM, by Joanne Steen (Author)
Publisher: Central Recovery Press (May 14, 2019)
Author Joanne Steen tackles the subject that terrifies parents of military personnel―the death of their son or daughter on active duty. In short, easy-to-read chapters Gold Star parents find thoughtful explanations and trustworthy advice for coping with military grief. Steen weaves together realistic examples with voices of other Gold Star parents, connecting the readers to the wisdom of those parents who have walked in their shoes.Chapters for relatives, friends, and professional service providers of Gold Star parents are also included, supplying them with what they need to know about military loss; what to expect in the parents; and best practices on what to say and ways to help support them. Gold Star parents will find a path to survive their life-changing loss and develop the resilience to move forward.Joanne Steen has more than twenty years’ experience in the grief and loss field, with a specialty in military loss. She is a board-certified counselor, instructor, Gold Star widow, and the founder of Grief Solutions, a training company on grief, loss and resilience. Steen is also the coauthor of Military Widow: A Survival Guide (Naval Institute Press, 2006)
JOANNE STEEN is an author, instructor and speaker on grief, loss, and resilience, with a specialty in military and line-of-duty losses.
She is a board-certified counselor, military widow, and the founder of Grief Solutions, a training company on grief and resilience. A skilled instructor, Joanne has worked with more than forty diverse organizations. Her clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Armed Forces, and a host of federal, corporate, and non-profit organizations.Joanne has authored two self-help grief books: We Regret To Inform You. A Survival Guide for Gold Star Parents and Those Who Support Them. (Central Recovery Press, 2019), an authoritative guide for the Gold Star parents of America’s fallen service members. And with Regina Asaro, Joanne coauthored Military Widow: A Survival Guide (Naval Institute Press, 2006) which earned them the Distinguished Authors of the Year Award from the United States Naval Institute.