Parenting the Resilient Grieving Child

Parenting the Resilient Grieving Child


Nov 29 2022


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Robin F. Goodman

Although it is not possible to protect all children from experiencing the death of someone special, it is possible to guide them in their grief journey. When grief enters a child’s world, they need adults who can care for and comfort them. In this workshop, attendees will learn what we know and how to help the grieving child and feel more confident in parenting. Using a developmental perspective, the workshop will address what to expect at different ages, tips for when more help is needed, ways to foster resilience, and key parenting strategies to increase communication and memory making. This is for any adult wanting to build their caregiving toolbox to support a grieving child.

When: Tuesday, November 29 7 – 8 PM EST

Where: Online, via Zoom

Free to attend, register on Pinelawn’s Eventbrite page.

Dr. Goodman is a psychologist and art therapist with a specialty in trauma, illness and grief. Currently she is Associate Director of Public Education and Bereavement for Child HELP Partnership. Previously she established child life and behavioral health programs at pediatric cancer services at Mt. Sinai and NYU Medical Center and served as Executive Director and bereavement program director for A Caring Hand Founded in Memory of Billy Esposito and Director of Family Services at Voices of September 11th. She is the developer of Making Connections, a child and family grief group curriculum. Committed to increasing awareness of mental health, she has contributed to various media and taught and presented nationally and internationally. She developed Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Book credits include, The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11, Ready to Remember: Jeremy’s Journey of Hope and Healing, and Rosie Remembers: Forever in Her Heart.


**Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. To access the online workshop, it is important to use the Eventbrite reminder emails (one will be sent the day of the event) and log into your Eventbrite account to access the online workshop. Although we use the Zoom platform, Eventbrite emails will grant you access to the Zoom meeting. You will not be sent a Zoom link.**

For questions, contact Kristyn Hovanec, Director of Community Outreach, at or 631.249.6100 x115.

Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.