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Parenting While Grieving

Online Workshop Series

FREE 8-Week Workshop Series

Parenting While Grieving:
Supporting a Child Grieving the Death of a Parent

During these interactive online meetings, participants will explore:
• the impact of the loss on children
• developmental reactions to the grief process
• strategies for dealing with the challenges of parenting while grieving


The workshops will include the practice of essential parenting skills, such as listening, expressing, problem-solving, and setting limits within the context of a grieving family.

The series will be facilitated online by CaringMatters' trained staff on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, with the first session scheduled for February 28, 2024.


Registration deadline is Monday, February 19, 2024.

The 8-week series is offered free of charge, but space is limited. Participants are expected to commit to attend all eight sessions, as each week's theme builds on the next week's theme.

To learn more or register for the workshop services, please contact Mabilia Rastello, or 717-800-1631

Information and registration, contact:
Mabilia Rastello, or 717-800-1631

The online series schedule for Wednesday evenings,

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on Zoom:

February 28, 2024

March 6, 2024

March 13, 2024

March 20, 2024

NO MEETING March 27, 2024 (MCPS spring break)

April 3, 2024

April 10, 2024

April 17, 2024

April 24, 2024

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2024

Information & Registration, contact Mabilia Rastello, or 717-800-1631.

Responses from workshop participants on what they learned and used with their children:

  • On a couple of occasions already, I've reminded myself to pause before reacting to parenting challenges, stepping back a bit to consider more broadly the situation and my daughter's responses.

  • I have learned to get my children more engaged in the decision-making progress.

  • It has been very helpful to know that my children's behavior and moods are likely a normal part of the grieving process.  

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