In her most recent blog post for Psychology Today, our own Phyllis Silverman reflects on her recent personal experiences. She examines her own strong, emotional reaction to our amazing Teen Performance Troupe in the context of being a professional in the field of bereavement. Phyllis has been a thought leader in child bereavement for decades, and she lectures around the world on the topic. Phyllis's new book, A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children: Rebuilding Your Family after the Death of a Loved One which she wrote with Madelyn Kelly was just published. Read the full article here.
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.
As part of their new partnership with the Boston Celtics, TD Banknorth is providing teens from The Children's Room the opportunity to attend a Celtics game through the "TD Banknorth Kids Clubhouse" program. Celtics forward Al Jefferson hosts the program and will meet with our teens. The teens will be courtside to watch the Celtics pre-game warm-ups and the game. The Children's Room will be on the JumboTron! The "TD Banknorth Kid's Clubhouse" program is another example of how TD Banknorth goes "Above and Beyond" for children in the community.