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LISTEN NOW: Teaching Children About Death and Grief with Joe Primo

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 9, 2018 at 2:10 AM

Learn how to talk to children about death and support them through their grief.




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My guest Joe Primo is the CEO of Good Grief, a non-profit organization for children, teens and children who are grieving. He'll discuss how to help children who are facing grief and offer resources to support families dealing with death.




In this interview you will learn:

  • How Joe's personal experience inspired him to do this work
  • Why "Grief is Good"
  • What our society gets wrong about children and grief
  • How grief changes at various stages of development
  • How to talk to children about death
  • Why children should be included in funerals

As CEO, Joe Primo is an ambassador for Good Grief throughout New Jersey, and a passionate advocate for changing the conversation on grief and bereavement. Joe is the author of What Do We Tell the Children?: Talking to Kids About Death and Dying and At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die. Joe is the Immediate-Past President of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, where he has been on the Board of Directors since 2010. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied ethics and end of life counseling.


Categories: Grief and Bereavement