Part of the Parenting For the 21st Century series, presented in partnership by the Lewis & Clark College Center for Continuing and Professional Studies and Portland Parks and Recreation.
When a child experiences the death of a beloved pet he/she may experience emotional reactions that can be painful and frightening. This is often a child’s first significant experience with loss. This loss lays the groundwork for future losses, therefore it is very important to help a child have a healthy grieving process. The main tasks to make their loss a healthy experience are:1) understanding, 2) grieving, and 3) memorializing. Enid’s presentation will include ways to help your child achieve these tasks. There will also be time provided for questions and answers.
Presenter Enid Traisman, M.S.W. is a certified grief counselor and founder of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program which she has been facilitating since 1986. DoveLewis is a non-profit 24-hour emergency and critical care animal hospital which offers free pet loss support groups. Presented in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation.
Sessions are $10; call (503) 768-6023 to register.