Webinar: Understanding Children’s Grief

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Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar features Vicki Jay, CEO of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, and Bob Arrington, Chair of the Funeral Service Foundation and President of Arrington Funeral Directors. They will address developmental differences in understanding how children respond to grief; discuss ways to help children through specific types of losses, such as sudden loss; and offer tangible suggestions for rituals and other activities professionals can use when working with grieving children.



Vicki Jay
Vicki Jay, CEO, National Alliance for Grieving Children
Vicki Jay’s 19-year hospice career included 10 years as founder and executive director of Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Center. She is recognized for her role in children’s advocacy and for her strengths in public speaking and community education. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the National Jefferson Award for Community Service.
Bob Arrington
Bob Arrington, Chair, Funeral Service Foundation; Arrington Funeral DirectorsBob Arrington founded Arrington Funeral Directors in 1995 in Jackson, TN. He was elected to the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association in 2000 and appointed to the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors in 2002, serving as State Board President in 2005. He has also held leadership positions with the National Funeral Directors Association.


Program Details

This webinar is free. Join us online via your computer. You will be able to hear the speaker and participate in the Q&A by submitting questions via email or text.

A total of 1.5 Continuing Education credits will be available from a variety of professional boards. View the full program information sheet. Certificates cost $25.


Webinar Slides


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.