Video: Learn to Help a Child Through Grief
Learn the best ways caring adults can talk with grieving kids and how to help them understand and adjust to their loss. Dr. David Schonfeld, an authority in the field of childhood bereavement and author of After a Loved One Dies…How Children Grieve talks with Chris Park, president of the New York Life Foundation, on how an adult can help.
David Schonfeld, MD, is the director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement and a pediatrician/childhood grief expert at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Schonfeld will offer an overview of the scope of the issue and address common misconceptions. Dr. Schonfeld will introduce pre-taped testimonials of families to illustrate the process of recovery and the emotional concepts of guilt, discomfort, and isolation.
National Center for School Crisis & Bereavement
Chris Park, president of the New York Life Foundation, understands that grieving children carry emotions into the classroom and will outline a few key takeaways for educators to help their students dealing with bereavement: Educators can make a huge impact by just saying, "I'm here for you" and conveying the desire to connect and listen; this is 90 percent of the battle.