TRAINING & EDUCATION
Presentations & Workshops
KinderMourn offers a variety of educational programs for those working with and supporting 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.
Following is a list of frequently requested workshops. Topics may be combined based on needs and the audience’s objectives. To schedule a presentation or to discuss a workshop idea, please call KinderMourn at 704.376.2580.
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.
In addition to its Helping The Hurt grief counseling services, KinderMourn is also able to provide staff trainings and in-services for school administrators, counselors and teaching staff.
Staff development presentations include the following topics*:
Childhood and Teen Grief: Its Distinctions and How to Respond as Counselors/School Staff
Grief in the Classroom: How Teachers Can Best Support Bereaved Students
*Training topics can also be customized based upon a school’s specific needs.
Contact Alex Bacon for further information.