Professional Development


Supporting Grieving Students After a Death: How We Can Help Them Build Resilience in a Time of Physical Distancing

A Hands-On Experience for School Personnel,

Social Services Professionals from Community-based Organizations, 
Allied Mental Health Professionals 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Presenter: Gilly Cannon

Director of Children's Bereavement Services



Participate in a hands-on, resilience-building activity to use with students in-person or through Zoom. Learn how this type of interactivity can help students identify coping tools to support them through their grief.

Who should view: School Counselors, Teachers, Social Services Professionals from community-based organizations, and Allied Mental Health Professionals.

Participants will learn:

  • How children and teens grieve

  • How we can support grieving students after a death

  • How our ability to be effective in providing support has been impacted by physical distancing due to COVID-19

  • How we can help them build resilience after a death

  • A hands-on tool to encourage resilience building

This webinar is based on a presentation delivered by Gilly Cannon at

the School Community United in Partnership (SCUP) Conference in October, 2019.


CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  


Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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