Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Inspirational website, Be Greater Than You (B>U), features a person each month that embody their spirit of being a greater self for a greater world. This month's feature is Dr. Joanne Cacciatore who helps bereaved parents suffering the loss of a child.
Dr. Cacciatore spends 18 hour days treating those parents grieving the loss of their child. She does so through the MISS Foundation which she founded in 1996. The MISS Foundation, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, has become one of the leading non-profit organizations specializing in treating those suffering the traumatic loss of a child.
Dr. Cacciatore teaches the effects and treatment as an Arizona State University professor publishing dozens of papers on the topic. She was recently tenured through her pioneering research in bereavement care. When she is not being the driving force behind MISS and an ASU professor, she serves as a counselor to hundreds of parents.
The MISS Foundation has recently created grief retreats where bereaved parents come together in Sedona, AZ for several days. Dr. Cacciatore leads the group through a series of therapeutic exercises.
Dr. Cacciatore and the MISS Foundation have also created a Compassionate Bereavement Care accreditation program. The program is highlighted by a 4-day intense training session in Sedona, AZ. Participants range from clergy, first responders and psychologists.
Participants are screened and accreditation must be earned through hours of training and through a selection process. Dr. Cacciatore's program advocates “green” mental health process that does not involve over medicating grief. Her work has been featured in People and Newsweek magazine, the New York Times, Boston Globe, CNN and more.
She is the leading expert in stillbirth advocacy and research. She was the first to lobby Congress to allocate $3 million in research through National Institute of Health.
"Joanne is an angel to thousands of parents helping them pick up the pieces of the most horrible tragedy that could happen. I would hate to think what this world would be without her here," proclaims B>U Conductor Richard May.
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