In the last 6 months, more and more schools and community agencies are reaching out to Tu Nidito for support and education regarding how best to support the social-emotional needs of children and teens as they navigate the losses of traditional school, socialization, and many other ambiguous losses they are experiencing.  Grief support, not just bereavement support, is needed now more than ever.

In response, Tu Nidito is offering a Virtual Grief Education Workshop. This workshop covers the different ways in which children grieve and special factors to consider during the pandemic.  It is designed to provide tips and resources to help adults who work closely with the youth in our community learn how to be present and supportive to grieving children and teens.

About Our Presenter:

Amanda Marks is the Community Impact Director at Tu Nidito.  Amanda earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and she earned her MSW from Columbia University.  Amanda worked as a pediatric oncology social worker at The Children’s Hospital Colorado where she helped families cope with the emotional aspects of a child’s cancer diagnosis. In 2007, she began working at Tu Nidito to support families impacted by a serious medical condition or death.  As the Community Impact Director, Amanda provides grief education to schools and community agencies in an effort to increase awareness and understanding about childhood grief.