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I'm Here with You: A Community Forum on Children and Grief

Written by witf.org, | Jun 2, 2014 2:37 PM
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“I would never take my child to the funeral.  She doesn't understand anyway.”
“I figure I'll just take the pictures down of Nana for a while.  Being reminded of her will only upset my son more.”
“My teenager doesn't talk about his dad anymore.  I’m so glad he is over that.”
“I’m afraid I’m gonna say something wrong so I won’t say anything at all."

Can you relate to some of these comments about the way that children grieve?  You’re not alone.

Understanding how young children grieve is the focus of
I’m Here With You: A Forum on Children and Grief 
Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
WITF Public Media Center in Harrisburg 

The WITF and Transforming Health sponsored community forum is designed for adults who care for young children—families, teachers, principals, child care professionals.

In this special community forum, child grief expert Marcie Taylor of Drew's Hope will help us sort through myths, fears, and questions related to children’s grief.  Many of us just want to figure out what to say.

After a tragic traffic accident in the Outer Banks, NC, on June 13, 2006, claimed the life of their son, Drew Michael Taylor, Marcie and her family decided to create a foundation in his name. Through the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, Drew’s memory is honored by making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth.

At this community event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear what Marcie Taylor has learned from her experiences.  She’ll provide a wealth of knowledge and practical tools to help navigate the bereavement process… through the eyes of a child.  And there will be an opportunity to ask questions of an expert panel. 

Let’s learn together, because we’re in this together.

Please click here to reserve your seat for this FREE community event.

Please call 717.910.2806 with any questions you may have.

Or, you can email debbie_riek@witf.org.  We'll get back to you right away.

We'll see you there! 

If you are a childcare professional and would like to earn a Certificate of Attendance documenting your hours at this forum, please register at www.pakeys.org.


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