Facilitated By: Dr. Elena Merenda (RECE) Child and Family Grief Consultant

Grief is messy. It’s a multitasking emotion that we don’t ever move on from, so we must learn to move forward with it. This is especially true for children, whose grief is often overlooked.

Though the word “grief” is often associated with emotions resulting from the death of a loved one, there are many different changes and losses that children may grieve. For example, divorce, life changes brought on by pandemic, a new baby in the family, and moving schools.

In this this two-part series, Dr. Merenda will lead participants in an exploration of children’s grief; specifically, what children’s grief can look like, how grief impacts children’s development, and the role of the early childhood professional in supporting children through the grieving process.

In session one, June 14, participants will be provided with theory related to children’s grief. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

The second session, on June 21, will be very practical and hands-on. Participants will engage in play-based activities that can be incorporated in the learning environment. This includes art, storytelling, mindfulness, mediation, and yoga.


**By registering for this opportunity you are committing to attending both sessions.

*** Registration priority will be given to professionals working in Elgin county.



Monday, June 14th and Monday, June 21

6:30 – 7:30 PM

via ZOOM


** Access link and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

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** Ticket Types are based on the County you WORK in.