workshop utilizes current research and clinical findings to
provide participants with specific tools to help themselves
and others cope in the aftermath of a death. The following
issues will be discussed:
What is the
predictable, “normal” process of grieving?
the different stages in this process?
children grieve? Is this different from the way adults
Do men and
women tend to grieve differently?
How do we
know if a grieving person is in need of professional help?
specific things can we do or say which will genuinely comfort
the common things that well meaning people often say or do
which end up causing increased pain and anger, and prolong
grieving for the bereaved?
particular kinds of death provoke particular kinds of
reactions in the bereaved?
specific types of behavior, often shown by the bereaved, which
tend to worry and concern friends and relatives but which are
the psychological tasks which confront children and adults in
the aftermath of death?
of resources (i.e. selected books, articles, videos, etc.)
will be distributed to all workshop participants.