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Tinsel & Tears: A Unique Approach to Holidays for Grieving Families

About the Course:

Because the holidays can be an especially difficult time for grieving families, Ted E. Bear Hollow has developed Tinsel and Tears, an annual program to provide families with additional support during this season. Working together for the afternoon, families discover how to express their grief, celebrate the lives of those who have died, and create special memories in this much-loved event. By participating in this webinar, you will be shown how to implement your own holiday program, and come away with plenty of activity ideas as well!

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Tinsel & Tears: A Unique Approach to Holidays for Grieving Families created by Cathy Fox, MSW in 2016.



Publication Date:

December 6th, 2016

Course Material Author

Cathy Fox, MSW

Cathy Fox has been involved with Ted E. Bear Hollow since 2007 and became the Program Director in 2010. As Program Director, she is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of family services and professional trainings. She developed the agency’s 1st non-bereavement grief support program, CARE, to support families grieving a serious illness or injury. Cathy also serves on the board of directors for NASW Nebraska chapter and trains Boys & Girls Clubs nationally on supporting grieving youth.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify how to implement or enhance grief support offerings during the holiday season.

  2. Explore opportunities to enhance community outreach using holiday grief support programs.

  3. Explore 5 family-based activities to promote holiday support.

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Course Number 102231
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  • Recorded Webinar
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