Parent Empowerment: Your Kids & Grief
Along with the library, the Routt County Youth Services Coalition presents an interactive evening for parents of middle and high school students. Veteran grief counselors Katy Thiel and Sandy Beran present "The Grief Process," sharing tips about how to guide your children through loss and grief.
Spanish interpretation will be provided courtesy of Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada.
About the speakers
Katy Thiel has a master's degree in social work and has worked in the field of grief and loss for more than 20 years. The past the years have been as a grief counselor, social worker and co-director of hospice for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association hospice program in Steamboat Springs. She studied children’s grief under Dr. Allen Wolfeldt at The Center For Loss in Fort Collins. She also started the Poogie’s Place Program, which teaches children how to cope with loss and provides peer support using creative expression as a mode for coping.
Sandy Beran is the bereavement coordinatoor for Moffat County. She has worked with hospice for more than 10 years and is a social worker who focuses on grief support and spiritual care coordination for the hospice program in Moffat County.
About the Series: Parent Empowerment Routt County
Parent Empowerment Routt County is presented by the Routt County Youth Services Coalition. This series is focused around getting parents of tweens and teens the information and support they need in their everyday lives to help raise children that are healthy, caring and responsible. The series brings in speakers from OUR community to better relate to our parents and what they deal with daily. The goal is to give parents confidence and make them more aware of how they can be the best parent for their children. Topics include: social networking safety; setting rules and consequences; teen sexual health; alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention; parental monitoring; and healthy teen development. Special thanks to task force agencies: Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Michelle Raz Coaching, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Partners in Routt County, Routt County Department of Human Services.
This program with Katy Thiel and Sandy Beran will be repeated at 6 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Hayden Public Library.