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Dec 13 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Haze: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Presented in partnership with the Shames JCC on the Hudson.

The holidays are hailed as the most wonderful time of year, but for grievers it can be difficult to find and maintain joy during this season. Join this workshop focused on providing helpful tips for coping with grief during a challenging time.

When: December 13, 7 – 8 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Free to attend. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Register HERE

This workshop will be led by Rashida Sanchez who is a bereavement specialist and COPE foundation support group facilitator. In her career, she has worked with a variety of groups including those for children, teens and young adults. She also counsels individuals utilizing one-to-one grief support. She is a certified Fellow of Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling.
As a first-generation Haitian American, Rashida is passionate about viewing grief from immigrant and social justice perspectives. Her research incorporates the experiences of children and adolescents, immigrant populations, and faith communities. Rashida has had several special persons die in her life and brings these personal experiences to bereavement work. She recognizes the importance of creating a supportive environment that allows grievers to feel validated and accepted.

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