Webinar: Supporting My School Aged Children Throughout the Grief Journey

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Course Available

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Jon K. Reid, PhD, NCC, will share practical tips to help parents and other caregivers understand and support their school-aged children and teenagers through grief, with particular attention to the unique aspects of the adolescent years that create additional challenges to successful coping with the death of parent. Dr. Reid will also discuss indicators for determining when professional support may be needed.



John Reid
Jon K. Reid, PhD, NCCDr. Reid is a professor of clinical mental health counseling at Southeastern Oklahoma State University; he is an experienced counselor and has provided counseling in public schools, churches, psychiatric hospitals, and agencies. He served as supervisor of grief counselors for a summer camp for bereaved children and has consulted with earthquake survivors in China. Dr. Reid served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (2013-2014), is a National Certified Counselor, earned a Ph.D. in Family Studies (1990 Texas Woman’s University), and has been a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University for over 25 years. Dr. Reid has been published in several professional journals.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available for this program.


Webinar Slides

Supporting My School Aged Children (PDF)


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 and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be 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. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America 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. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

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.