Building stronger, more resilient school communities
Educators want, but often lack, the knowledge and/or resources to support students facing significant adversity. This represents the single greatest barrier preventing educators from reaching out and offering support.
Research shows that building up caring, responsive adult relationships around students facing adversity helps to mitigate risk factors that include higher rates of stress, anxiety, depression as well as the social isolation students often feel.
The goal of our professional development workshops is to empower educators to create an empathic environment in their classrooms. We help educators understand how adversity, loss, and trauma shape the behaviors, learning, relationships, and wellbeing of children and adolescents. Our training equips trainees with language, tools, and a sense of self-confidence in their capacity to support their students.
Professional development workshops range in length from 1-hour to full-day trainings. We even offer multi-day skills-based trainings for counselors and social workers. To learn more about what we can provide for you and your faculty, reach out to us.
Our Professional Development Program is designed to meet these goals:
We empower educators to create empathic environments in their classrooms:
“Good Grief are the finest presenters I have ever encountered in my 30 years of being a social worker. They are incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, compassionate and authentic. It is very rare for a professional trainer to embody ALL of those qualities. Well done! Thank you, Good Grief.”
– School Social Worker
"I am so impressed with how helpful this training was. It pushed me to lean into my own discomfort and remember that there are many more things I can control than things I cannot!"
– Teacher in K-12 Public School