One of the best ways we can support other people is by practicing compassion, both for ourselves and for our students. We do that by providing a safe, accepting space. We can acknowledge and validate the range of experiences our students share with us. None of us has ever done this before, and no one… read more»
Grief changes the context of our existence and therefore we must change within that context. Collectively we are learning to live within this new existence. This new way of being is layered with new challenges and uncertainty. We have lots of questions and not a lot of answers. One of the challenges of this moment… read more»
We see you. In the middle of March, you left school with the expectation of returning in two weeks. Two weeks turned into summer vacation. We never imagined spring and summer would look like this AND we don’t know what the 20-21 school year will bring. This is hard.
Rituals around death help us accept and acknowledge the reality of the death, while also providing an opportunity to communicate openly and honestly about the deceased with people we trust.
As an agency specializing in grief and loss, the Wendt Center can offer guidance for supporting those you love as they move through the grief of someone they love dying.