Talking with Children about Illness, Death, and Dying

May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A Grief Awareness Week for Staff Event Talking with Children about Illness, Death and Dying Jenni Gretzema, Child Life Specialist Leela Kausch, MA, LMSW Mari Pitcher, LMSW, MBA This panel will present information on how to speak with children about illness, dying and grief. It will include an overview of children and adolescent developmental, concepts of death and dying, and specific examples on how to interact with children whose loved one is sick/dying. Answering difficult questions will be modeled and activities clinicians can use to support children during the grief process will be presented.

Location: UH Ford Auditorium