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Healing Hearts to Offer Workshop on Family Grief

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - Danbury, CT

When a child loses a loved one it may be difficult to know how to help. Children grieve differently than adults and may not be able to put grief into words. They may feel uncomfortable expressing themselves in ways that adults expect.

The upcoming workshop, “What I Need to Know About Family Grief,” will help parents, grandparents, and guardians learn how to create an open and comforting environment that will allow children to ask questions and freely discuss their thoughts and feelings. A video presentation and discussion will include families’ personal stories and strategies that have helped them move forward.

“What I Need to Know About Family Grief” will take place on September 27, 2010, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jewish Federation in Southbury. 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