Defining Your Family Grief Values: Finding True North in a Chaotic World

April 30, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 12:00 p.m. Pacific (1.0 hours)
Free

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While the world faces a mountain of collective loss, individuals and families everywhere are cocooned in their homes, coping with their own private grief. We want to be able to help each other, especially those who are young and most in need of nurturing, support, and guidance. But with such a wide range of experiences, as it relates to losses, grief, and coping styles, it's hard to know what to do.

Grieving families can feel reassured knowing that, even when they aren't sure how to support each other, if they are living a life consistent with their "grief values," then they're headed in the right direction. In this session, we will define what we mean by "grief values." Paying special attention to adolescents and teens, we'll explain how they can positively impact family traditions, family culture, and connections with loved ones, both living and deceased. Finally, we'll help participants define their own unique set of grief values. 

About the Presenters

Eleanor Haley MS is a co-founder of the grief community What’s Your Grief. Eleanor received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD and has been working in the field of grief and loss for over 10 years. Before founding What’s Your Grief, Eleanor supported patients and families in the hospital at end of life in circumstances of unexpected death, and provided ongoing grief and bereavement support in the years following the loss as the manager of family aftercare services for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. 

Litsa Williams MA, LCSW-C is a co-founder of the grief community What’s Your Grief.  Litsa received her master’s degree in social work from The University of Maryland and has a master’s in Philosophy for The University of Warwick (UK). Litsa has been working in the field of grief and loss for 10 years and previously worked in homeless services in Baltimore, MD. Before founding What’s Your Grief, Litsa supported patients and families in the hospital at end of life in circumstances of unexpected death, and provided ongoing grief and bereavement support in the years following the loss as the director of family and community services for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. 

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