Coping After Tragedy

A Conversation on Collective Grief, Trauma & Healing

Navigating through grief after a tragedy like the Uvalde, Texas school shooting is both extremely complex and overwhelming for adults and children alike. Our collective heartbreak compounds as we hold space for the children in our lives to ask questions, share their thoughts and fears, and cope with an event that hits so close to home. 

If you feel at a loss for what to do, need strategies for talking with children about this tragedy, or are looking for ways to help, join us for this intimate conversation with world-renowned grief expert David Kessler and children’s grief specialist Andrea Dorn as they offer their advice, insight, and key takeaways about what we can do to cope with tragic loss. 

This discussion will include:

  • Steps to process our collective grief
  • Tips on how to discuss mass casualty events with children
  • Reflections on where we go from here, and how to move forward with both courage and fear

David Kessler

David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE, is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. He’s the author of six bestselling books. His newest is Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He coauthored two bestsellers with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.