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The Garden to Offer ‘Grieving the Death of a Child’ Workshop on May 14

NORTHAMPTON — The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens announced a free workshop, “Grieving the Death of a Child,” on Saturday, May 14 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The workshop is open to adult parents and caregivers who have experienced the death of a child.

The workshop will include a screening of the video “Helping Parents Grieve: Finding New Life After the Death of a Child,” which was produced by Paraclete Press and features real stories about families who have lost a child.

The video has five parts, including knowing you are not alone, loss of hopes and dreams, death of a baby, families, and honoring and remembering. Following each section there will be a break for discussion and an activity. Parents and caregivers who have experienced the death of a child are welcome, and there are no limits on how, where, or when the child died.

The workshop is for appropriate for adults only and is open to the public. It will be held at the Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, 168 Industrial Dr., Northampton.

The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, contact Shelly Bathe Lenn, coordinator at the Garden, at (413) 582 5312, or shelly_lenn@cooley-dickinson.org

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