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When someone experiences a loss we all want to help. Good Grief's educational workshops are tailored to meet the goals of workshop participants. While we debunk myths about grief, we also provide you with tools to be helpful in the life of a grieving child, teen, neighbor or co-worker. When you offer to support a grieving family, you'll have insights on what to do, what to say, and what not to say. Our expertise will provide your organization with a meaningful and informative workshop experience.

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Participants who attend our workshops tell us that they feel that their personal lives are improved because they have enhanced their communication and listening skills and have developed the ability to support someone experiencing physical or emotional pain. Similarly, children who participate in our educational programs tell us that they feel "relieved" and "happy" that adults are openly talking about a topic in ways that demonstrate understanding of their questions and fears. Whether you are a professional, know a community member in need, or an organization that wants to be prepared, our workshops will help to provide you with skills to appropriately support the grieving.

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Good Grief's workshops are designed to meet your company's needs. After assessing your situation, we customize a workshop to provide you with support, tools to understand loss, and knowledge to build a more resilient and healthy community. Topics could include supporting a grieving co-worker, preparing for layoffs, coping with the illness of a peer or any of the suggestions below.

  • First Responders – Caring for witnesses and families at the time of loss
  • Applying Your Professional Skills – Work with what you have
  • Supporting a Co-worker or Employee
  • Nursing Wounds versus Nursing Grief
  • How to Listen Without a Stethoscope
  • Brownies & Babysitters – Supporting a bereaved neighbor
  • Seeing Grief in Everyday Life – Honoring the departed
  • Strategies for Supporting Grief Disenfranchised Loss –Honoring diverse losses
  • Creating Rituals for Mourning
  • Cultural Diversity

For Professionals

We will be offering a series of workshops for nurses, pyschologists and school professionals for CEU credits. Check back for more information.

Grief at School

Good Grief's interactive workshops provide teachers and students with the ability to support a grieving person in reaction to the death of a student, parent or teacher. We offer workshops for teacher in-services, school assemblies, health classes, and during times of grief. All workshops are tailored to the needs of the school and community. Some suggestions are listed below:

  • ABC's Grief in the Classroom and Teaching Life's Lessons
  • Batman and Bambi: Speaking openly about what kids already know and see on television
  • Leave your Hammer Behind: Letting go of our need to fix
  • Understanding the Grieving Process
  • Developmental Aspects of Childhood and Grieving


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Understanding Grief and Loss: Part 2

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This workshop is the sequel to the popular “Ways to Support Grieving Children in School.” Since one in seven children experience the death of a parent or sibling by the age of 20, schools are challenged to find ways to appropriately support grieving children and the adults who work directly with these children. Often even caring adults feel uncertain about how to interact with those who are grieving in the school setting, whether it’s a child, a colleague or a parent. How can we reduce the sense of isolation felt by those who are grieving? What are ways to create open and honest conversations about dying, death, and its impact? What kinds of support are helpful versus hurtful? What do we say? What do we do?:

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (8:30 is coffee and check in); presentation 9:00am - 3:00pm (lunch on your own)
Place: Good Grief, 38 Elm Street Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $89.00

Target Audience: School personnel who are in a position to support grieving children.

Presenter: Mary Fleck, EdD, CT, Director of Education and Programs, Good Grief

Registration:Registration is limited to 25 and will be confirmed by email. In order to avoid being closed out, register as soon as possible. Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2015.

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