Workshops

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.

Educational WorkshopsClick Here to View Brochure

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.

Business & Corporate Workshops Click Here to View Brochure

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

NEW!
UPCOMING WORKSHOP

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Understanding Grief and Loss:
Ways to Support Grieving Children in School
Click here to download our registration form

Here is a startling statistic: One in seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling before the age of 20. In New Jersey, that translates to 20,000 children each year. What are the normal grief reactions in children? How does grief impact a child's ability to meet the demands of home, school and the community? What can peers, adults and communities do to support grieving children? The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to:

  • Gain self-awareness of issues related to loss.
  • Examine and challenge basic assumptions about how children experience loss and grief when someone important in their life has died.
  • Build a toolbox of strategies and activities to assist children coping with death.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (8:30 is coffee and check in; presentation at 9:00am; lunch is on your own)
Place: Good Grief, 38 Elm Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $89.00 (make check payable to Good Grief, Inc.)

Target Audience: School counselors, teachers, nurses, principals and other staff who are in a position to support grieving children.

Presenter: Mary Fleck began with Good Grief as a volunteer shortly after it opened its doors in 2007. Mary joined the staff in 2010 and now oversees all of the educational workshops and trainings for families, volunteers, schools, community organizations and businesses. Mary is a retired educator and elementary school principal holding a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University and a Certificate in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

For further information: ashley@good-grief.org | 908-522-1999 ext 8003

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