Many Faces of Compassion
“Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”
Join Us April 22, 2021
Talking to Young People About Dying & Death
“How to Talk to Young People About Dying & Death” is about how to help young people understand that death is a part of life and helping the ones who have experienced loss through death understand their grief and how to grieve in a healthy way. It’s about helping adults understand the Developmental Stages of the brain during youth and how that impacts how young people see the world and the events happening in their lives. And finally, it’s about how to listen so kids will talk about their feelings and ask questions. This presentation is part “spilling forth of information” and part conversation. Hope you can join us!
Meet your workshop Presenter Terri Viola-Wilson
Chapter Champion Home Hospice Association Hamilton - Halton
Program Manager C.A.N.D.Y. Cafe
(Creating Awareness and Normalizing Death for Youth)
Terri grew up in a family of six, on the east side of the mountain in Hamilton, Ontario. She acquired her B.A. (Hons.) at Queen’s University and, after working full time in banking for a couple of years, returned to Queen’s to earn her B. Ed. in Junior/Intermediate education. Throughout her career, Terri was an avid coach of volleyball, basketball, and track and field as well as student choir director, lead teacher for various social justice and environmental student organizations, and a frequent Mentor for Student Teachers from various Teachers’ Colleges. She served on writing teams at the Board level and at times, took on the role as School Division Leader.
Shortly after retiring in 2017, Terri connected with Home Hospice Association and has taken on different roles at different times within the organization including Hamilton-Halton Chapter Champion, Executive Director for Hamilton-Halton, and now, Program Manager for C.A.N.D.Y. Café. Creating Awareness and Normalizing Death for Youth is a special, proactive program that puts the concepts of Dying, Death, and Grief, in front of young people before they experience of loss through death. “Forewarned is forearmed” is never more true than when we can talk to young people about inevitable life situations and help them to understand why they will happen and how they might deal with them. The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult life events to deal with as a young person. The more a young person understands before facing that, the better the chance that they will be able to grieve in a healthy way.
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Many Faces of Compassion is an educational series aiming to provide valuable information and resources for volunteer, family and professional caregivers supporting someone with a life-threatening illness.
Compassion is what motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and ourselves…. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person? Would you like to learn more about how to be the most compassionate person towards others AND yourself?
Our days are busier and busier it seems. Each Many Faces of Compassion event is a time for you to “breathe” and through that sense of peace learn, practical ways to care for ourselves and others. Will it make our days less busy? Likely not. It will however make us more aware of how to make time for compassion in the middle of that busy-ness.
Who is Many Faces of Compassion for: Volunteer, familial and professional caregivers will all benefit from this event.
Who is Many Faces of Compassion for: Volunteer, familial and professional caregivers will all benefit from this event. “One in four Canadians aged 15 and older (7.8 million) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging” (Statistics Canada, 2018). Further “over half (55%) of caregivers felt worried or anxious as a result of their caregiving responsibilities” (Statistics Canada; Portrait of Caregivers, 2012).
The theme, “Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”, portrays an important message: “you are not alone”.
Why your business's in-kind donation or sponsorship is needed: Funding through cash sponsorships or donations for items will allow us to have a small suggested donation amount as admission instead of a registration fee.
Your expertise matters: Now recruiting participants for our entire series. If you offer resources or solutions for caregivers we invite you to have a table display. Perhaps you would like to host an activity room or facilitate a workshop. Let’s work together to find a way for you to offer your expertise to our audience.