With nationally recognized expertise, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma in the Greater Washington region.

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Using Rituals to Remember a Loved One’s Life

Millions of people are marking a passage of time “since.” A year since a global event led up to the death of their loved one. A week/month(s) / year since they saw, hugged, or were in the physical presence of family and friends.
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Living with Layers of Loss

The magnitude of human life lost to COVID and other causes over this past year can make these missed/lost events seem somehow insignificant or not worthy of our grief. These significant events are not often named or recognized by ourselves or society as grief events.
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Workshops for Mental Health Professionals and Others

Workshops for Mental Health Professionals and others
The Wendt Center Training Institute offers trainings and workshops on a variety of topics, to increase the skill, confidence and capacity of mental health professionals and community members as they support persons experiencing grief and loss as well as those impacted by trauma.  read more»

Camp Forget Me Not - Camp Erin

Camper applications for Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC will be available on May 1, 2021.  Click here for details.

Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. While the pandemic continues, children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a one-day, outdoor, camp-like experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. The camp is not designed as a replacement for therapy but as an enjoyable opportunity to explore grief where a child’s self-expression is heard, valued and honored.

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