The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing have partnered to provide trainings and materials on grief, loss and trauma among children and youth to school-based clinicians who are part of the DC School Behavioral Health Expansion in Washington, DC.. This series is funded through the generous support of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and began in Spring of 2021.
It is not just adults who are impacted by the losses resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. Children and adolescents are facing uncertainty, isolation, and grief as they continue to navigate this new existence. For some, there was grief and loss before all this began, and they need continued support. For others, there may be losses yet to come – related and unrelated to the coronavirus. And all children and youth are navigating layers of loss. When a child or adolescent experiences the death of someone important, their entire world is impacted, and important questions can surface. Who will take care of me? Will I remember this person? Why did this happen? Adults who understand the developmental impact of grief and can provide appropriate support are central to the healing process in children and adolescents.
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