Wed, Nov 18 | Zoom

The Power of Children's Storytelling: Supporting Grieving Children

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

About The Event

FREE WEBINAR - The Power of Children's Storytelling: A Therapeutic Tool for Supporting Grieving Children During Physical Distancing; Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm

For School Counselors & Allied Mental Health Professionals Working with Grieving Students

Presenter: Amanda Seyderhelm, Founder of Helping Children Smile Again, Play and Creative

Arts Therapy and Training for Children, Families and Professionals

Moderator: Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services, CaringMatters

During the pandemic, many school professionals supporting grieving students are in need of

new strategies and tools to help them overcome physical distancing. This interactive webinar

will explore the use of children's books as conversation starters to connect with grieving children

and help them process their grief from the perspective of the characters in the story.

This interactive webinar will discuss:

  • the impact of the loss on children
  • developmental reactions to the grief process
  • strategies for using storytelling to start a conversation and build a connection with a grieving child

Supplies needed:

  • 8.5 x 11 in. paper
  • crayons or colored pens
  • a scarf or shawl