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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

DeVito Family and TCR Present Educational Workshop

The DeVito Family and The Children’s Room Invite you to… How Parents Can Help Children Cope with Grief and Loss Language, Tools and Strategies Thursday May 10, 2012 • 6:30 P.M. Arlington Town Hall 700 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington This educational workshop is open to anyone who would like to better understand their child’s grief. The prior loss of a loved one is not required. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served. The parking lot behind town hall (on Academy St.) will be available for your convenience.  Please RSVP: director@devitofuneralhomes.com or (781) 643-5610 This workshop will be presented by Deborah Rivlin, Director of Education & Training at The Children's Room. She has over 30 years experience helping grieving children, teens and families. Deborah was an integral part of Boston Medical Center’s Good Grief program from 1988 until 2008 providing in-service trainings and crisis intervention. Deborah developed and served as the director of The CIRCLE, a comprehensive family bereavement support program for 10 years, including support programs for children and adults who had a loved one die on 9/11/01. Click here to download a pdf flyer for this workshop.

By |May 9th, 2012|Categories: Community Events, News, Resources, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on DeVito Family and TCR Present Educational Workshop

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 Workshop Series

Using the expertise developed through working with hundreds of grieving children, teens, and adults, The Children's Room educates the community about issues related to grief and loss. Teachers, social workers, and others who work closely with children and young adults will benefit from learning tools and strategies needed to support those impacted by a loss, crisis, or trauma. * Workshops take place at TCR from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. * Continuing education credits available for social workers, counselors, and teachers. * Click here for a registration form. Visit the Workshop Series page on our website for more information about workshops, registration and continuing education credits. Presented by Deborah Rivlin, MA Director of Education & Training. Deborah has worked in the field of bereavement for 35 years. For more information about workshops,trainings,and consultations contact: Deborah@childrensroom.org or call 781-641-4741 x321

By |June 25th, 2011|Categories: Events, Resources, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on The Children’s Room Workshop Series

National Alliance for Grieving Children Annual Symposium, Boston, July 14-16, 2011

The NAGC's 15th annual symposium took place in Boston this year! This symposium brought together professionals in the child bereavement field to share their best practices concerning programming, research, measurement, fundraising and other topics. This colorful photograph shows artwork created by attendees from our NAGC workshop, "Winter Always Turns to Spring." Over 300 representatives from child bereavement programs across the country came together in June to share and learn about the important issues facing the many grieving families we serve. Staff from The Children's Room presenting at the symposium included Laurie Moskowitz-Corrois, Deborah Rivlin, and Colleen Shannon.  They are pictured here with Phyllis Silverman (board member and internationally known author and bereavement researcher) as well as our Executive Director, Donna Smith Sharff. Our workshops were well attended and widely appreciated! We shared an expressive arts activity we had used this spring in our groups as we explored different feelings. The discussion that unfolds is around growth (the petals), support (the stem), comfort (the leaves), and a child or teen being at the center of their own life, with the person who died always being a part of them. As Laurie Moskowitz-Corrois explains, the metaphor "winter always turns into spring" can become a rich dialogue using the understanding of the seasons to deepen our awareness of the cycles of life and death and personal meaning making." Email info@childrensroom.org if you'd like to find out more about our workshop materials. For a detailed description of the expressive arts intervention on Spring Flowers, please click here.

By |June 25th, 2011|Categories: Child Loss, College Students, Community Events, Events, News, Resources, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on National Alliance for Grieving Children Annual Symposium, Boston, July 14-16, 2011

The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Supporting Emerging Adults Coping With Loss Tuesday, May 10, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

It has been estimated that around 25 percent of traditionally aged college students have experienced the death of a family member or friend within the last year. This workshop will explore the intersection of typical young adult developmental issues and the experience of bereavement. Registration Information: $100.00 per workshop or $90.00 for early registration. Workshops take place at The Children's Room from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Continuing education credits available for social workers, counselors, and teachers. 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 35 years.  She has previously worked with The Good Grief program at Boston Medical Center, and created and developed the CIRCLE, a bereavement support program for families, including many families who lost a loved one on 9/11/2001. Click here to visit our Workshop Series page to view our summer 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 |April 20th, 2011|Categories: College Students, Community Events, Events, News, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Supporting Emerging Adults Coping With Loss Tuesday, May 10, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Talking with Young Children About Loss Saturday, April 2

“If we lost Uncle David, why don’t we go find him?” Strategies for Talking with Young Children about Death, Dying and Loss This interactive workshop will provide tools and strategies for working with young children around death, illness, and other painful losses. Participants will learn how to support and work with young children and their families through the grieving process Registration Information: $100.00 per workshop or $90.00 for early registration. Workshops take place at The Children's Room from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Continuing education credits available for social workers, counselors and teachers. 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 |March 28th, 2011|Categories: Child Loss, Community Events, Events, News, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Talking with Young Children About Loss Saturday, April 2

The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Fostering Resiliency in Children, Tuesday, March 29

Fostering Resiliency in Children Coping with Death, Illness and other Losses This workshop provides social workers, counselors, teachers, and other professionals with the tools and  strategies to support children through all kinds of loss. Loss will be discussed not only as a crisis, but as an opportunity to develop and strengthen coping skills that will serve children throughout their lifetime. Registration Information: $100.00 per workshop or $90.00 for early registration. Workshops take place at The Children's Room from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Continuing education credits available for social workers, counselors and teachers. 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 |March 13th, 2011|Categories: Community Events, Events, News, workshops or conferences|Comments Off on The Children’s Room 2011 Workshop Series Fostering Resiliency in Children, Tuesday, March 29

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