The Catholic University of America

Liz Kelly, a graduate student in the National Catholic School of Social Service, was a guest on "The Diane Rehm Show" on WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.) on March 5 to discuss how adults can help children cope with the death of a parent. To listen to the segment, click on the link below and then click on "Listen" in the left corner.

Death of a Parent

From: The Diane Rehm Show
Date: March 5, 2012
Author: F. Scott Fitgerald

The death of a parent can be a life altering experience at any age, but for children there are special challenges. Adults are often at a loss how to best support children and adolescents who are experiencing profound grief while at the same time trying to meet cope with the demands of school, relationships with peers and changes in routines. Grief counselors know that some feelings and reactions are common, but they also know that every loss is unique and presents its own set of psychological and social issues. Please join us to talk about how to help children and adolescents cope with the loss of a parent

Guests
Carole Geithner assistant clinical professor of psychology, George Washington University School of Medicine and author of a new novel, "If Only"

Susan Ley executive director, Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Gardiner Harris science reporter for The New York Times and author of the mystery novel "Hazard."

Liz Kelly graduate student, The Catholic University of America,

To listen to the segment, click here and then click on "Listen" in the left corner.