Webinar: Climate Change and Youth: Turning Grief, Loss, and Anxiety into Action
Grief can strain bereaved children and teenagers' coping mechanisms on a large scale. Sometimes current events going on around them create additional layers of stress and anxiety, impacting their capacity to cope. Research among young people reveals that over half of youth today say that the discussion about climate change negatively affects their daily life and function. This presentation will provide insight into how we can help children manage their grief when faced with big conversations happening about national and international events. We will use the topic of climate change, a matter of which young people absorb the constant media bombardment often manifesting an outlook of doom, to provide clear language for meaningful dialogue, strategies to acknowledge children's voices, and tools to reduce stress. We will highlight ways we can support children and teenagers to ultimately transform anxiety, grief, and loss into hope, resilience, and empowerment. We will discuss ways to recognize and work with children's grief, loss, anxieties, and fears by creating an atmosphere of positivity, transformation, and action that brings confidence to the present safety for their future.
This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.