Professional Training and Community Education

KinderMourn offers a variety of educational programs for those working with grieving parents and children or any group wishing to learn more about KinderMourn. Informative presentations to those in the medical community, youth service organizations, schools and faith-based communities help participants better understand and address the grief journey.

To schedule a presentation or to discuss a workshop idea, please call KinderMourn at 704-376-2580.

Following is a list of frequently requested workshops. Topics may be combined based on the needs of the organization and the audience’s objectives.

Understanding Grief – For those who wish to reexamine the journey of grief and identify both normal and complicated grief patterns.

The Grief of Parents When a Child Dies – Facets of parental grief are discussed including various grief responses, communicating with family and friends and finding hope through this profound sorrow.

Empty Arms: Understanding Perinatal Loss – Information about the unique aspects of grief for parents who suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Discussion includes what friends, family and professionals can do to help.

Supporting Bereaved Friends – Responding to individuals in grief is difficult, particularly when we believe we must somehow make things better. This presentation will focus on the dos and don’ts in offering support.

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Grief – This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of childhood developmental stages as they relate to a child’s response to death and how to provide safe outlets for kids to express their thoughts and feelings.

When Grief Strikes at School – This presentation addresses issues that arise after death impacts a student, a classroom or a school. Includes practical information about the nature of grief and the importance of acknowledging and supporting the grieving student.