Learning Grief: Helping Kids Navigate the Big Feelings that Come with Loss

People of all ages regularly encounter loss and grief on a regular basis. Kids and teens are no exception. Whether you’re a mentor, coach, youth leader, educator, or caregiver, you can have a major impact on the young people in your life by teaching kids how to navigate tough times and how to be there for their peers.

In this webinar, experts will:

  • discuss how death and non-death losses can impact kids
  • explore differences between child grief and adult grief
  • describe how you can coach and model healthy coping and relational skills
  • share strategies for how you can guide the young people in your life to offer meaningful support to their peers

You’ll also be among the first people to see Learning Grief, a free online resource created to help you support kids and teens navigate the big feelings that come with loss.

Learning Grief is a sister-initiative of Speaking Grief. It’s produced by WPSU and is made possible with funding provided by the Imagine Learning Foundation, which aims to support learner well-being outside of the classroom and has the power to create positive environments and more engaged communities.


Lindsey Whissel Fenton, Senior Producer and Director at WPSU


  • Kate Berardi, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor and CEDEV Program Coordinator Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education (AESE); Empathy Researcher
  • Olivia Emenhiser, Advisory Board Member of Grief Sucks
  • Charlene Lam, Grief Coach, Speaker and Curator of The Grief Gallery
  • Julie Kaplow, PhD., ABPP, Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health
  • Adam D-F Stevens, MA, RDT, Professional & Therapeutic Theatre Artist

This presentation is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Please consult your physician or other qualified health care provider immediately if you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts. If you are in crisis, help is available through texting FUTURE to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the U.S and/or calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255. More information is available here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/