Hospice webinar to cover helping kids cope

Losing a loved one, or even an acquaintance, is difficult to deal with at any age. For adolescents – who are in the process of forming basic components of their personalities such as identity, independence and intimacy – the challenge can be both complicated and facilitated by these developmental issues.

As in every community, Warren has its share of sudden and traumatic deaths, whether by accident or suicide. If you have ever wondered upon learning of one of these events how you are going to talk to your kids about this and what you can do to help them navigate these emotionally-charged waters, this webinar is a very helpful tool that Hospice of Warren County is making available on April 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Warren Public Library free of charge.

In addition to the webinar comprised of national experts on the topic of “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss,” there will be a panel of local social workers, school counselors and individuals who have experienced just such a loss in their own younger years to address questions about what are the most beneficial ways to support our young people through this as well as increasing awareness of what well-meaning interventions were not helpful.

We encourage you to invite other friends and parents to learn more with us about what we can do to support our young people – and one another – through these life-altering events. To register for this webinar, please contact Vonnie Radecki, Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Warren County at 723-2455 by Friday, April 4. CEU credits (3) for health care and other professionals are available for $15.