Children's Storytelling Webinar Resources

The Power of Children's Storytelling: A Therapeutic Tool for
Supporting Grieving Children During Physical Distancing


Aired Live on November 18, 2020

A Hands-On Experience 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

This interactive webinar discusses:

  • 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:

  • two pieces of 8.5 x 11 in. paper

  • crayons or colored pencils

  • a scarf or shawl

For more information, contact Gilly Cannon at or 301-990-8904


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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