Grief Support and Education
In addition to working with patients and families, our grief program also supports the community. We teach individuals and train organizations to help those who have been touched by grief, including students, employees, parishioners and more. Our licensed bereavement counselors and certified child life specialists serve as a trusted resource for:
- Parent groups
- Funeral homes
Request a Speaker
If you interested in a free speaker on topics relating to grief, loss, spirituality or quality of life, our Community Education department is available to speak to groups on the following topics:
- Anticipatory grief
- Children/adolescents & grief (an overview of age- and developmental stage-appropriate responses to illness, grief, and loss)
- Suicide bereavement
Help in a Crisis
As a trusted community resource, we offer guidance during crisis situations such as the death of student, teacher or coworker, and in response to traumatic local and national issues. We can suggest educational materials and strategies to help parents talk to teens or how to support coworkers.
Community groups can access our extensive collection of books, videos and articles about grieving. These can be borrowed by visiting our Lending Library at the Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing.
Our staff can help community groups access services and programs that meet specific needs. We have an extensive database of bereavement programs throughout the state and the country. In addition, you can access our comprehensive list of helpful websites, books and articles about grief.
Stories of Grief and Healing
Read Ellen Frankel’s article in the Huffington Post about her experience as a bereavement counselor at Care Dimenions.