Healing in the Classroom workshop planned

The effects of unresolved grief on children can be devastating. From a child’s perspective, the experience of loss is not only overwhelming emotionally, but affects cognitive functioning as well.

Young children may be unable to recognize or categorize their losses, let alone sort them one from another. They may receive unclear explanations or no information at all about why these losses have occurred. They may have little or no time to develop a trusting relationship with the bearer of bad news, thereby suspicion develops, and confusion about the details may play a role in the ensuing grief process.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center invite teachers, school counselors, social workers and psychologists to participate in “Healing in the Classroom.” This program is designed to help educators create onsite grief support systems for bereaved students.


Training, resource materials, and technical assistance will be provided to help school professionals support students who are grieving the death of a loved one. The course offers counselors 12 clock hours. Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation, in conjunction with the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, has been approved by NBCC as an approved continuing education provider, ACEP No. 6539. Certificates of completion will be given to all attendees.


This is a two-day session held on Thursday and Friday August 5 and 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. virtually via ZOOM. Tuition is $250 per individual and includes all workshop materials and workbooks.


Those interested can visit KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org/Classroom to register online or download a printable registration packet. For more information please call 973-948-2283 or email dsebzda@karenannquinlanhospice.org.


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