Workshops help children, youth who are grieving

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TRURO – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, with the support of the IWK Foundation, will host three educational events on March 28 and 29.

• March 28, daytime: A one-day workshop for professionals (teachers, counselors, social workers, etc.) who are seeking ways to support young people who have dealt with the death of someone close to them.

• March 28, evening: From 7 to 9 p.m. two facilitators will host workshops on ways to support communities in times of shared grief.

• March 29: People with a personal connection (family or friend) to a child or youth who is grieving can attend a one-day workshop to learn ways to be supportive.

The workshop facilitators are Margaret Sullivan, M.Ed., a child and youth educator from Miramichi, N.B.; and Vincent E. MacDonald, MSW, a grief counsellor who has studied extensively at the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying.

For more information or to register, contact Linda Turner, social worker, at 902-893-3265, by email at, or visit online at

Organizations: Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, IWK Foundation, Center for Loss Palliative Care

Geographic location: Miramichi, Colorado

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