Webinar: How to Talk to Children About Death and Grief

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There is a wide variation in the ways children of the same age understand death based on what they have experienced and what they already know about it. A child’s understanding of death often draws upon an ages and stages model, but there can be tremendous variability between children. This presentation will share four basic concepts to facilitate a child’s understanding about death and grief and offer resources for families and caregivers to help simplify the process.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.



Marianne Matzo


Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, AOCNP-Emeritus, FPCN, FAAN

Dr. Matzo is a retired Professor and the Frances E. and A. Earl Ziegler Chair in Palliative Care Nursing from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Matzo is an experienced hospice nurse and provides continuing education programs related to death, dying, and bereavement internationally. Dr. Matzo is a founder of Everyone Dies, a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing public education regarding serious illness, dying, death, and bereavement with the goal of changing the culture of dying and death in the United States through educational podcasts.

Program Details

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


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.