Educational Programs

Please click on the tabs below to reveal individual program titles. If you can’t find a program that meets your needs, please let us know.

Programs that Explore Grief in General
  • Top Ten Myths of Grief
  • Grief: What Is It and Why Is It So Misunderstood?
  • To Grieve or Not to Grieve: Is that Really the Question?
  • Finding Hope in the Midst of Pain: How to Heal from the Death of a Loved One
  • Why Mourning Rituals Matter and How They Can Help the Bereaved
  • Am I Going Crazy….or Is This Just Grief? Knowing the Difference Between Complicated and Uncomplicated Grief
  • Who Will Sit in Grandpa’s Chair Now? Reworking Family Traditions When a Loved One Dies
  • Do Men and Women Grieve Differently? Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Grieving Styles
  • Grief and the Family: How Everything Changes When a Loss Occurs in the Family
  • The Challenge of Grieving the Loss of a Difficult or Abusive Relationship
  • Ambiguous Loss: How to Mourn When There are So Many Unanswered Questions
  • After-Death Communication: Really?
Programs Based on the Type of Loss
  • Death of a Spouse or Life Partner
  • Death of a Parent
  • Death of a Sibling
  • Death of an Infant (including Miscarriage, Stillbirth, S.I.D.S., and Abortion)
  • Death of a Young Child or Teenager
  • Death of an Adult Child
  • Death of a Friend
  • Death of a Pet
Grief Across the Lifespan
  • A Child’s Grief
  • Grief and Adolescence
  • Grief and Young Adults
  • Grief in Middle Age
  • Grief and the Elderly
  • Grief Across the Lifespan (An Overview): Exploring How We React to Loss at Different Stages of Life
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Women in Transition
For Parents and Those Who Care About Kids
  • How to Talk to Kids About Death
  • How to Help a Grieving Child
  • How to Help a Grieving Teenager
  • How to Help a Dying Child
  • Explaining Terminal Illness to a Child
  • What to Say; What NOT to Say to a Child When a Loved One Dies
  • Meaningful Ways Children Can be Involved in a Funeral or Memorial Service
  • Cyber-Grieving: Understanding How Your Child May be Using the Internet to Grieve
  • Help Yourself; Help Your Child: How Learning to Live with Loss is Good for You and Your Child
  • Children, Death, and the Media: Exploring the Role the Media Plays in a Child’s Understanding of Death, Loss, and Grief
Non-Physical Deaths
  • Material Loss:  Why Losing “Things” Hurts So Much
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Job Loss
  • Relocation
  • Illness
  • Break-up in a Romantic Relationship
  • End of a Friendship
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
Death and Grief in the Workplace
  • What to Say; What to Do When a Co-Worker is Grieving
  • “Managing” Grief: What Managers Need to Know to Help Their Grieving Employees
  • What to Do When a Co-Worker Dies
  • What Human Resource Personnel Should Know About Loss and Grief
  • How to Talk to a Bereaved Client, Customer, or Patient
Religious/Spiritual Programs
  • Exploring Spiritual Struggles When Coping with Loss
  • Losing My Religion: Is Religion at Risk When We Grieve?
  • Addressing the Tough “God” Questions When Facing a Loss
  • Finding Age-Appropriate Ways to Share Your Faith with a Grieving Child
  • How Faith Can Help Us Heal

did you know...

Attempts to "protect" children from the reality of death are often futile. Children's books, movies, and songs are full of death themes. Just think of Cinderella, Ariel, Bambi, and Nemo...they all lost at least one parent.

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