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MOVED TO ZOOM – Talking to Kids About Grief and Death

March 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lakewood Cemetery
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This event has been moved to Zoom.

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We look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom for this informational talk!

How do we explain death, dying, and grief to our children? Children are often not given the same level of support or understanding during the mourning process as adults, and though adults may have good intentions of protecting children from grief and loss, having these conversations with kids can be incredibly beneficial.

This session will address what children at different developmental levels understand and need when grieving, and what care providers can do to make sure that children grieve well.

About Your Instructors

Marc Markell Ph.D., CT, received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota. He teaches at St. Cloud State University in the School of Education, and in the Program of Mortuary Science at Worsham College. Marc is a certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Educators and Counseling and certified in Death and Grief Studies from Colorado State University through the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He has presented on grief and loss locally, nationally, and internationally. Marc has published three books as well as a book chapters and numerous articles on bereavement.

Kathryn Markell Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Kathryn teaches Death and Dying in the Psychology Department of Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota. She is the co-author of the book: The Children Who Lived: Using Harry Potter and Other Fictional Characters to Help Grieving Children and Adolescents, book chapters and articles.

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

The Lakewood Heritage Foundation

This event is sponsored in part by the Lakewood Heritage Foundation, which supports educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.

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