I had such a great discussion with Fran Solomon for this episode. Fran is the founder of healgrief.org, which runs Actively Moving Forward, a grief support program for college students with chapters on many campuses.
Fran and I talked all about grief as it relates to college students, including:
The prevalence of grief as an issue for people in this age group;
Why grieving college students are particularly vulnerable;
The purpose of Actively Moving Forward, which is to support and empower grieving college students and young adults to actively move forward through their journey with grief;
The work they are doing on bereavement leave policies for students and the grief sensitive campus initiative;
Resources they have for college students, including a closed facebook group, webinars, and a young adult grief retreat;
The peer-based model that their college chapters use;
How to find out if your campus has a chapter, and the support they provide for starting new chapters;
Some examples of the “Kindness in Action” projects that their chapters do in celebration and in memory of loved ones; and
Some of healgrief.org’s other offerings, such as virtual candle lightings and the virtual “Before I Die…” wall.
I hope you enjoy my discussion with Fran Solomon.
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