Understanding and Supporting the Grief Process
HOSTED BY: University of Minnesota Center for Practice Transformation
Understanding how grief unfolds and is experienced by people allows us to engage supportive relationships and structures that support grieving people. Through greater grief literacy we can strive to understand this universal experience of healing from loss and the role of compassionate communities in normalizing and validating the process. This presentation will offer an overview of the grief process, describe signs and symptoms of grief, typical trajectories and strategies for supporting those who have experienced loss. Variations of grief including ambiguous loss, disenfranchised grief and considerations for identifying prolonged grief disorder will also be discussed.