Our professional development training program educates professionals on key issues surrounding loss, grief, childhood bereavement, and resilience. Individuals who go through our professional development program can expect to be more prepared to provide competent, empathic, and effective support to children and families through loss and adversity.
“The tone of the workshop was perfect. I felt very welcomed and encouraged to participate, ask questions, and actively learn. I came back to school today and one of the first students to come to my office is one of the students in my grief group. I would definitely recommend the workshop to any counselor, teacher or individual who works with kids."
-Participant of Professional Development Workshop
SIGNATURE SERIES WORKSHOPS
We deliver training to organizations through our Signature Series Workshops. These workshops are customized to meet the needs of each individual audience. We provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences for you and your team to increase awareness and skills to support children and families through loss and adversity. We have delivered workshops in a variety of contexts including:
- Healthcare & hospice
- Religious organizations
- Community agencies
- Mental healthcare
- Funeral industry
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“Very thorough presentation. I learned a lot about the importance of empathic listening: although I have been trained and use this technique, Good Grief exposed me to new concepts and strengthened my understanding. I learned that just being with people in their grief is okay. If anything, it was too short. Thank you for the powerful work you do.”
– Participant of Signature Series workshop
Youth and Funerals
In our programs, we often hear about the difficulty families had with navigating a child’s participation in funerals. Through our partnership with the Funeral Service Foundation and the National Funeral Director’s Association, Good Grief advocates for grieving children by providing education and resources to funeral professionals throughout the United States and Canada. As the spokesperson for the Youth & Funerals Initiative, Good Grief's CEO, Joe Primo, is sharing Good Grief's expertise to ensure children and families receive the information they need to navigate the earliest days of their loss. Thanks to this partnership, Good Grief and the Funeral Service Foundation are empowering funeral professionals with resources that will influence a child's grief trajectory. Our materials have been viewed over 1 million times in 12 countries. In our programs, we often hear about the difficulty families had with navigating a child’s participation in funerals. Through our partnership with the Funeral Service Foundation and the National Funeral Director’s Association, Good Grief advocates for grieving children by providing education and resources to funeral professionals throughout the United States and Canada. As the spokesperson for the Youth & Funerals Initiative, Good Grief's CEO, Joe Primo, is sharing Good Grief's expertise to ensure children and families receive the information they need to navigate the earliest days of their loss. Thanks to this partnership, Good Grief and the Funeral Service Foundation are empowering funeral professionals with resources that will influence a child's grief trajectory. Our materials have been viewed over 1 million times in 12 countries.
Children and Youth Toolkit
for Funeral Homes
Working intimately with death and grief is hard work. You witness so much heartbreak, you hear pain and suffering that so few people are exposed to on a daily basis, and you are tasked with the great responsibilities of memorializing and caring for those who are hurting.
Grief in the Workplace
Good Grief works with corporations and businesses to assess their culture, identify the needs of grieving employees within that culture, prevent risks and absenteeism, and sustain productivity through preparedness and coaching.
“I have long believed that people need to feel supported and understood at work. I now know that this is even more important after tragedy. And sadly, it‘s far less common than it should be. After the death of a loved one, only 60 percent of private sector workers get paid time off—and usually just a few days. When they return to work, grief can interfere with their job performance.”
– Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
Is lost in productivity due to
health-related issues every year.
Is lost annually due to grief.
Grief in the workplace can be expected. Whether the death of a parent, sibling, colleague, friend, spouse or child, grief happens inside and outside of the workplace. Grief is uncontrollable and an often consuming distraction. In order to understand the nature of grief and prevent its effects on productivity, comprehensive policies and a grief-informed culture needs to be established. Effectively decreases grief-related costs requires preparedness. A reactionary response will be insufficient.
Understanding and creating preventative practices to support grief in the workplace are the foundation to decreasing grief-related expenses. As situations unfold and challenges present themselves, coaching helps a manager or team better understand the situation from the grief perspective, while also presenting alternative solutions to supporting the bereaved and the team during this time of adversity.
The impact of grief in the workplace is remediated by creating a grief-informed culture, best practices, and effective communication strategies across teams and the institution. The creation of these practices requires the expertise of professionals who understand the dynamics, unpredictability, and diversity of grief. Similarly, understanding the needs of the bereaved is the best way to be supportive and establish preventative strategies.
What we can provide
2. Lunch and learns
4. Connect to local resources to support your team.
We will tailor our workshops to meet your needs. If you are interested in having us address a topic outside of what is listed above, contact us and we will be happy to accommodate. Here are some examples of custom workshops we’ve developed for organizations in the past.
A broader conversation
A broader conversation on grief and loss: We have worked with numerous organizations to develop an interactive and meaningful workshop.
Training for spiritual caregivers and faith organizations: Providing training that works in concert with existing training.
An introduction to community-based peer support: Teaching a course on death and grief and want to expose your students to a community-based peer support model? We will provide an engaging presentation to fit your needs.
We have worked with other grief centers to provide a variety of trainings, coaching, and consultations that meet organizational needs.
To learn more about our Consultations and Coaching for organizations, click here.
CONSULTATION AND COACHING
Good Grief partners with schools and organizations to empower professionals to be grief educated. In collaboration with our curriculum, trainings, and other resources, customized coaching is provided to teachers and administrators looking to work through a challenge and opportunity.
HOW WE RESPOND
The best time to start a conversation on death, loss, and grief is before it occurs in the school, business, organization, or community. Preventative care is the most effective way to equip children, teens, and adults with the tools and resources needed to face adversity, be resilient, develop healthy coping strategies, and create supportive environments.
Good Grief works with schools, nonprofits, corporations, and businesses to assess their culture, identify the needs that exist within that culture, prevent risks, and create supportive environments through preparedness training and coaching.
Through our workshops, resources, curriculum, and coaching we are equipping communities to be prepared.
Whether it is the death of a student, faculty member, or colleague, Good Grief provides support in the aftermath of a death in the community.
Through workshops, facilitated conversations, or coaching, Good Grief will empower you with the tools and resources needed to know how to respond to death and loss.
Perhaps your community is still feeling the effects of a loss or you want to be better prepared next time. We will work with you to provide training and resources that meet your needs. We will coach you through a difficult situation or a time of uncertainty. Even if it has been a while since a death occurred in your community, it’s not too late to get the educated and be prepared for the future.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you to create a more supportive environment for grieving children and families.
609-498-6674 x 8013