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Helping Children with Loss Introduction

September 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Helping Children with Loss develops confidence and the ability to communicate effectively with children and teenagers about loss and changes

Helping Children with Loss is or ADULTS ONLY.

As a parent, teacher, or professional who works with children, you have undoubtedly experienced that sinking feeling that occurs when children ask difficult questions about death and loss, or are experiencing sad and painful feelings. We know how difficult it can be to find the right words to comfort a child. We don’t want to say the wrong thing, but we also want to connect with the child and offer our support. Finding this balance is challenging if you don’t have the right tools for the job.

The Introduction to Helping Children with Loss will give an overview of the 4-week online workshop which provides parents, teachers and anyone who works with children with the specific tools for helping a child of any age and/or ability level with a personal loss of any kind.

On average, most children will encounter 15 significant losses before they reach adulthood. The most common losses for children and teenagers include:

  • Loss of a grandparent
  • Loss of a pet
  • Moving
  • Divorce
  • Changing schools
  • Bullying
  • Having a close friend move away
  • Being rejected from their university of choice

After completion of this course, participants will have the confidence and the ability to communicate effectively with children and teenagers on the topics of grief and loss, as well as specific tools for helping a young person recover from bereavement.

Its techniques have been adapted for children using the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method, which has been successful at helping thousands of grievers all over the world heal from the pain of personal loss for over three decades. The program is ACEs informed and was created with the awareness that adverse childhood events can have a permanent impact on a person’s wellbeing.


September 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Joy Gaertner Founder of “Walking With Joy”