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I Miss You: Gentle Guidance for How Parents Can Talk To Their Children About Death

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Death is a natural part of life. When someone close to us dies, children and adults experience a myriad of feelings and reactions. The challenge within Judaism, as it is within other traditions, is that all the rituals and semantics regarding death are framed and formatted for adults. These concepts and perspectives need to be “translated” into a language and tone specifically for children.

In this interactive workshop, Fredda Wasserman, MA, LMFT, CT and Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels will address parents’ concerns about how to explain death to children.  We will explore Jewish approaches to dying and death, help parents of pre-schoolers prepare children for funerals, and offer creative suggestions for adapting Jewish mourning rituals and traditions to ensure that children can be included in age-appropriate ways. Workshop attendance includes complimentary copies of 1) I Miss You: poems, prayers and gentle guidance for adults helping grieving children 2) Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief and 3) Children Grieve Too: A Handbook for Parents of Grieving Children.

CONTACTS

Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT, CT
fredda@ourhouse-grief.org
310-473-1511 x 216

 

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http://jewishwisdomandwellness.org/programs/beth-shir-shalom/

 

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