The death of a significant person represents one of the most powerful disruptions in all aspects of a child’s emotional existence. Yet few adults receive formal guidance on how to support children experiencing the dying or death of someone in their lives. This education session, which is designed for parents and anyone else who may be in the position to support a grieving child, will expose common myths and misconceptions about supporting grieving children and youth. It will also highlight resources and practical strategies that can be used in a variety of settings to help kids integrate the death into their lives in a healthy way. This workshop will include stories and important messages from children and their families that illustrate “best practice” guidelines for supporting the well-being of grieving children.
Andrea Warnick is an educator, registered psychotherapist, nurse, and thanatologist. She specializes in ensuring that adults, children and youth have access to caring and informed support when experiencing the serious illness, dying, or death of someone close to them. She has learned through her 20 years of experience that such support goes a long way towards helping individuals of all ages integrate their grief in a way that allows them to thrive in life.
May 30th @ 7:00 p.m. – Providence Care Hospital – King St., West – Founders Hall
Tickets are $10.00(+Fees, Taxes) and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2SNRszX