Training for Professionals

As the leading nonprofit bereavement center in Massachusetts, we provide trainings for professional groups at schools, medical centers, community agencies, and other organizations in how children, teens, and families understand and cope with death and loss. We offer services that are proactive as well as responsive to crisis situations in your school or community. Trainings and workshops are offered on-site at your organization or at The Children’s Room. Any training can be customized to meet an organization’s needs.

Our current education services include:

  • Consultations
  • In-Service Trainings
  • Workshops


Professional consultations are provided when support is needed around a death or life-limiting illness affecting a family, an organization, or a community. We can work with staff to help support a particular family or child or the community as a whole.

Our professional consultations are typically one-hour sessions in which we provide psycho-education and strategies for coping with a loss.

Consultations are very personal, and we respond to the specific needs of each situation. These sessions are designed to support individuals and families impacted by death, life-threatening illness, or any other loss. There is a fee for this service.

In-Service Trainings

On-site training sessions are customized to meet your organization’s needs. We can also host your training at our center in Arlington, if timing and space needs align.

Training is priced by the hour with a two-hour minimum, plus travel expenses.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategies for Supporting Grieving Children & Teens
  • Helping Your School Community Respond to Loss
  • Creating a Crisis Plan
  • Coping with Death & Other Stressful Life Events
  • “If we lost Uncle David, why don’t we go find him?” Strategies for Talking with Children about Death, Dying, and Loss (ages 3½ – 12)
  • Understanding the Challenges of Loss in Adolescence (ages 13 – 18)
  • Strategies for Self-care: Exploring Our Own Losses

If you have questions or are interested in arranging a professional consultation or training, please contact [email protected] or 781-641-4741.