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Children In Grief (2017-09-24)

$25.00 each

Title: Children In Grief
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Presenter: Kathryn Jennings, CPLP
President/Founder, Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support
Executive Director, The International Association for Animal Hospice & Palliative Care

Losing a pet can impact the entire family, but it can be especially painful for children, since it is typically their first encounter with death. Understanding the bond shared between children and their pets is the first step in assisting them through the loss. Topics to be discussed include:
-Helping children cope with a pet’s illness
-Preparing children for euthanasia
-Should a child be present when a pet is euthanized?
-Speaking truthfully about a sudden loss of a pet
-How to explain aftercare to a child
-The healing power of a ritual
-Helping a child to honor and preserve a pet’s memory
-Understanding grief and loss from a child’s perspective
-Supporting a child after the loss of a beloved pet
-When to adopt another pet