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Register Early for our August Workshops!

Online registration is now open for our 2012 Summer Workshops! We're excited to provide you with four different workshop opportunities this summer. All trainings take place at our home in Arlington and last from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Continuing Education Credits are available. Register early and save $10 on your registration fee! These workshops have been popular in the past with teachers, social workers, health care professionals, and religious leaders. Whether you help support grieving children in your professional or personal life (or both), these workshops will provide you with strategies and tools for working with children and teens of all ages. Workshops offered include: Fostering Resiliency in Children Coping with Death, Illness, & Other Losses (Wednesday, August 1st) Helping Your Community Respond to Loss: Creating a Crisis Team & Plan of Action (Tuesday, August 7th) "If we lost Uncle David, why don't we go find him?" Strategies for Talking with Young Children about Death, Dying, & Loss (Thursday, August 9th) Understanding the Challenges of Loss in Adolescence (Tuesday, August 14th) To learn more and register for any of these workshops, please visit our 2012 Summer Workshop Series page!

By |June 25th, 2012|Categories: Events, News, Resources, Teens, Training, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on Register Early for our August Workshops!

“Raising Grieving Children” Webinar with Phyllis Silverman

The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) is hosting a webinar this Wednesday, May 16th on how children and teens experience grief. TCR founder Phyllis Silverman, Phd, MSW, ScM, will share knowledge she's gained from her decades of research and work with grieving children and families. Visit ADEC's website to learn more and register for this webinar. If you're not able to watch it live, you can also purchase a recording of the presentation.

By |May 14th, 2012|Categories: Advocacy, News, Resources, Training, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on “Raising Grieving Children” Webinar with Phyllis Silverman

Summer 2012 Educational Workshops

We set the dates for our next Workshop Series! The Children's Room is happy to present an educational opportunity for teachers, counselors, social workers, and other professionals who work with children and families. Deborah Rivlin, Director of Education & Training at TCR, will be leading four workshops this August on issues affecting grieving children of all ages and their communities. Continuing Education credits are available. Topics include: Fostering Resiliency in Children Coping with Death, Illness, and Other Losses Helping Your Community Respond to Loss: Creating a Crisis Team and Plan of Action "If we lost Uncle David, why don't we go find him?" Strategies for Talking with Young Children about Death, Dying, and Loss Understanding the Challenges of Loss in Adolescence Learn more by visiting our Workshops page or downloading our 2012 Summer Workshop Series flyer.

By |March 9th, 2012|Categories: News, Resources, Training, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on Summer 2012 Educational Workshops

The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Creating a Crisis Plan, Tuesday, March 15

Creating a Crisis Plan: Helping Your Community Respond to Loss by Creating a Crisis Team and Plan of Action This training will provide participants with developmentally appropriate tools and strategies for helping children and adolescents cope with death, dying and loss. Working interactively, we will discuss how to create a ‘crisis’ or ‘caring’ team and a crisis protocol or plan of action. Being prepared with a plan of action before a crisis occurs, will help those involved to feel empowered instead of overwhelmed. Participants will learn how to create a physically and emotionally safe environment in which students and faculty can understand, grieve, commemorate, and go on when a school faces a crisis involving loss. Presented by Deborah Rivlin, MA, Director of Education & Training at TCR and adjunct professor at Mount Ida College. Deborah has worked in the field of bereavement for over 30 years.  She has previously worked with The Good Grief program at Boston Medical Center, and developed the CIRCLE, a bereavement support program for families who lost a loved one on 9/11/2001. Click here to visit our Workshop Series page to view other workshop descriptions and dates and download and access the registration form. For more information about workshops, trainings or consultations contact Deborah@childrensroom.org or call 781-641-4741 ext. 321.

By |February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Events, News, Training, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Creating a Crisis Plan, Tuesday, March 15

Spring-Summer Workshop Series Registration Open

We offer a series of workshops that provide practical information and strategies to address challenging topics related to death, divorce, illness, or any crisis of loss.  These workshops are open to the community, and continuing education credits are available for participants. Workshops run from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at our house in Arlington. Our Spring-Summer Workshop Series runs from March-July. Each workshop is offered two times: Teens in Transition: Understanding the Challenges of Loss in Adolescents March 6, 2010 | May 22, 2010 If We Lost Uncle David, Why Can’t We Go Find Him? Strategies for Talking with Young Children about Death, Dying and Loss March 13, 2010 | July 19, 2010 Fostering Resiliency in Children Coping with Death, Illness and Other Losses March 20, 2010 | July 20, 2010 Supporting Young Adults Coping with Loss April 3, 2010 | July 21, 2010 For workshop descriptions, fees, and registration information, please visit our Spring-Summer Workshop Series page.

By |March 10th, 2010|Categories: Community Events, Events, News, Resources, Training, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on Spring-Summer Workshop Series Registration Open

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Simmons Alumni and Professional Development Day Features The Children’s Room

On Friday, April 17th, the alumni of the Simmons College School of Social Work will be treated to several presentations from reprentatives from The Children's Room as part of the college's alumni programming. The Keynote Speaker for the event is one of the founding board members of The Children's Room Phyllis Silverman who will present on the topic of How Our Views Have Changed. Phyllis continues to research current issues on child bereavement and leads the research committee at The Children's Room.  The committee is comprised of professionals from Tufts University, Wheelock College, Harvard University and other programs. Program Director Donna Sharff and Program Manager Colleen Shannon will present an interactive and inspiring workshop session on The Heart of Grief: Facilitating Creative Arts Expression in Grieving Children and Teenagers. The day long conference concludes with a performance by The Children's Room Teen Performance Troupe. For more information on the conference, visit the Simmons website.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Death, Illness and Other Stressful Life-Events

Donna Sharff, Program Director and Deborah Rivlin, Director of Education and Training from The Children's Room will be presenting at this year's conference for the Massachusetts School Counselors Association.   This workshop will provide counselors with the tools of language and strategies, from a developmental perspective, to help children and adolescents understand, grieve and remember as they go on with life after a loss. Giving students the opportunity to develop and strengthen coping skills empowers them to cope with future losses. To join them at the conference April 29th to May 1st, 2009, visit MASCA's website for more information.  To learn about how The Children's Room can bring this type of workshop to your school or conference, visit our workshop section.

Upcoming Workshop: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Death, and Other Stressful Life Events

This workshop is open to the public and is ideal for teachers and other professionals who work with children of all ages. Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Fee: $25, payable on-line or in person) Location: The Children’s Room, 1210 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA To register, email cshannon@childrensroom.org.  RSVPs are essential as space is limited to create an interactive experience. […]

How can you help your grieving teen? Parents share their experiences.

As part of our on-going Parenting Through Grief series, a group of our alumni parents came together and shared their experiences of parenting a grieving teenager.  We are thankful for our Parent Council for organizing this and writing up the notes from their discussion.  The full version is in our Resources section. Our next Parenting Through Grief program will be How to Respond When People Say and Do the Wrong Things - Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at our Arlington location: 1210 Mass. Ave.  More information on that and other workshops is available in our Workshops and Training section.

By |January 28th, 2009|Categories: College Students, News, Resources, Teens, Training|0 Comments