Graminia School


Strong Families Series: Coping with Grief & Loss

December 16, 2020 - Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

At different times in our lives, we all experience grief and loss, in the form of not only death, but also major life changes - and children are no exception. As a parent, it's tempting to help our grieving children try feel better without acknowledging their inner emotional chaos, but feeling this emotional chaos is the key to healing. How then does one strike the right balance in helping a child navigate their turbulent feelings without letting them become too overwhelmed to cope?

In our upcoming Strong Families session, registered psychologists Andrea & Joel Pukalo will offer families valuable information about grief and loss, as well as practical tips for supporting their children and other loved ones in processing their emotions and opening the door to renewed hope and healing. 

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenters: Andrea & Joel Pukalo, Registered Psychologists (Family Life Psychology)

Any major change can trigger feelings of grief in children: the death of a pet or a loved one, or the changes in everyday life. Although grief is common to our human journey, every child experiences it differently, and allowing them to express and acknowledge their own feelings of fear, anger, guilt, and sadness is essential in enabling them to heal.

In this session, participants will learn how to help children process the pain of grief and loss instead of trying to make it better right away. Discover practical strategies for checking in with your child's emotions and helping them find purpose and meaning in this experience so they can be motivated to move forward.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator