Training for Professionals

As the leading nonprofit bereavement center in Massachusetts serving grieving children, teens, and families, our staff provides trainings, consultations, crisis response, and workshops. We educate the community about issues related to grief and loss, using the expertise we’ve developed through working with thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults.

TCR trains groups at schools, medical centers, community agencies, and other organizations to help professionals understand how to best support grieving children, teens, and families. We offer trainings on a variety of grief education topics, which can be customized to meet any organization’s needs.

We know that grief and loss can be difficult topics to address. We offer services that are proactive as well as responsive to crisis situations in your school or community.

Our current education services include:

  • Consultations
  • In-Service Trainings
  • Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Helping Your School Community Respond to Crisis: Creating a Crisis Team and Plan of Action

Thursday, November 3, 2016
9 am to 4 pm 

The best time to decide how to respond to a crisis is before one happens. This interactive workshop will focus on enabling your school to create a “crisis” or “caring” team and a plan of action.

Empower your school community and create a physically and emotionally safe environment that provides support to children and adults facing a crisis.

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Please feel free to contact with any questions.


We provide professional consultations when support is needed around a death or life-limiting illness affecting an organization or community. We can work with your organization’s staff to help you support a particular family or child, or we can work directly with the adults who are in need of support.

Our professional consultations are typically one-hour sessions in which we provide psycho-education and strategies for coping with a loss.

Consultations are very personal, and we respond to the specific needs of each situation. These sessions are designed to support individuals and families impacted by death, life-threatening illness, or any other loss. There is a fee for this service.

In-Service Trainings

On-site training sessions are customized to meet your organization’s needs. We can also host your training at our center in Arlington, if timing and space needs align.

Training is priced by the hour with a two-hour minimum, plus travel expenses.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategies for Supporting Grieving Children & Teens
  • Helping Your School Community Respond to Loss
  • Creating a Crisis Plan
  • Coping with Death & Other Stressful Life Events
  • “If we lost Uncle David, why don’t we go find him?” Strategies for Talking with Children about Death, Dying, and Loss (ages 3 – 11)
  • Understanding the Challenges of Loss in Adolescence (ages 12 – 18)
  • Strategies for Self-care: Exploring Our Own Losses

If you have questions or are interested in arranging a professional consultation or training, please contact or 781-641-4741.