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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Supporting Grieving Teens

Adolescence is a time filled with change. Experiencing the death of a loved one during this life stage can be incredibly challenging. We want to provide information to make this process feel more manageable.
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Talking to Kids About Grief

Supporting children who have experienced the death of someone important can feel overwhelming. What do you say? How much do you share? We have suggestions on how to structure and pace this process.
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Supporting Grieving Children

Supporting children who have experienced the death of someone important can feel overwhelming and confusing. We want to give you some information to make that process feel a little less overwhelming.
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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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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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