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Healing Hearts Workshop for Children Grieving the Absence of a Parent Due to Forced Separation

Monday, February 01, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Death is not the only time when people we are attached to are gone from our sight and we grieve their absence. When a child is separated from their parent they may be left with feelings of loss and grief to manage on their own. “Loss of a Parent Due to Incarceration/Deportation/Military Deployment or Forced Separation” will be held on February 25, 2010 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families at 73 Stadley Rough Road in Danbury, Connecticut. The workshop allows for discussion and education around the grief associated with separation that is not by our own choice.

The workshop will be facilitated by Kendall Palladino, MDiv, ACPE. He is Director of Bereavement & Spiritual Services for Regional Hospice and oversees The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families. Palladino, who has been working in spiritual and bereavement care since 1996, has degrees from Harvard University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is pursuing a doctorate at Princeton University.

The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families, a program of Regional Hospice, offers numerous support groups, workshops and programs to the public free of cost throughout the year.

For more information or to participate in the upcoming workshop, please call Healing Hearts at (203) 792-4422. To find out more about Regional Hospice, visit