Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Facing Death with Life: A Program for Adults

Handout 1: Looking Ahead to Workshop 6

I was astonished to hear a highly intelligent boy of ten remark after the sudden death of his father: "I know father’s dead, but what I can’t understand is why he doesn’t come home to supper." — Sigmund Freud, Interpretation of Dreams

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. — Fred Rogers

For Next Time

To prepare for the next workshop, read or watch:

Find Out More

  • Explore the many bereavement resources from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, including specific resources for parents of children and teens.
  • The Dougy Center, the National Center for Grieving Children and Families, has web-based resources for children and teens as well as their parents.
  • Watch "When Families Grieve," featuring the Sesame Street Muppets, PBS, 2010, available at public libraries. A guide for parents and caregivers is also available online.