(Editors note: Workshop dates were revised on Jan. 9, 2018)
The University of Findlay’s College of Education will be offering professional development educator workshops that will address how to communicate with children who are dealing with significant losses.
This four-session program will be facilitated by grief recovery specialist Ginny Williams, the director of adult clinical services for Family Resource Center in Findlay. Williams is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a certified recovery specialist. Her lessons will also be crafted using the book “When Children Grieve” by John W. James and Russel Friedman.
Topics addressed will be understanding and assisting children and young adults who are contending with death, divorce, pet loss, moving and other losses.
The courses will be taught from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 in Davis Street Building, Room 179. To enroll, community members must submit their undergraduate transcript. Licensed educators may provide their teaching license in place of transcripts. Applications must be filled out by Dec. 23 by accessing UF’s College of Education graduate programs website. The cost to attend is $627.
For more information, contact Gwynne Rife, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences and education, and chair of Advanced Professional Programs in the College of Education, at email@example.com or at 419-434-4724.