Grief & Loss during the COVID-19 PandemicFeb 12, 2021 | Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
Hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, this webinar explores how experiences of grief and loss may be impacting members of our campus community and how a deeper understanding of these concepts can help us move forward. The discussion revolves around:
- An understanding of how disruptions to traditional ‘rights of passage’ and uncertainty around the future course of life have affected both students and their families.
- An explanation of how the grief and loss from these experiences can turn into something more complicated and the ‘6-month window’ that is connected to this.
- Some pragmatic steps to take to help members of our campus community (students and staff) move forward.
Dana St. Jean holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor and has twenty years experience working in the public mental health sector with children, adolescents and adults. Dana currently holds the position of Pandemic Response Therapist with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor Essex County Branch. This position was established in April 2020, through the donation of the Toldo Foundation. The Pandemic Response Therapy Program provides individuals with brief psychotherapy services with focus on grief and bereavement, anxiety and mood related concerns as well as increased distancing and/or isolation stress during the pandemic.