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Grief: Let's Talk


Gain a helpful foundation for understanding and addressing grief, loss, and healing. This course presents research-based information and addresses common myths about grief. We will start exploring ways grief and loss may impact our work and wellbeing, and steps we can take to support ourselves and others.

During this course, participants will:

  1. Learn the typical features of acute and long-term reactions to the loss of a loved one
  2. Recognize signs of prolonged/complicated grief
  3. Learn special considerations for supporting bereaved BIPOC individuals and religious/spiritual individuals
  4. Learn strategies for providing emotional support to a bereaved individual
  5. Understand the potential personal impact of supporting bereaved individuals and ways to care for oneself as one cares for others


This course will include film clips and large group discussions. We invite participants to be on camera.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC.


Due to the universal nature of grief, we expect that many, if not all course participants, will have experienced loss. Those considering this course should know that our focus will be on learning to support community members who are grieving. While we welcome reflections on how learners' personal experience of grief impacts their view of grieving and may contribute to the challenges of supporting others, we will not be able to provide personal grief support to learners in this course.

This course may not be a good fit for individuals who have suffered recent or traumatic losses, and is not a good fit for those experiencing acute distress or seeking personal therapeutic support. If you have any questions about whether this course would be appropriate for you, please contact [email protected].