Addressing Grief in the Workplace
The pandemic didn't release Head Start teachers and family support specialists from their essential frontline work. Despite COVID risks, they were out every day, visiting homes with teen parents and their young children.
As Head Start staff tried to be present for clients who were grieving losses during the COVID pandemic, their own losses had had to be backburned.
Our “In It Together” program helped Head Start agency staff members give voice to their losses; learn specific skills for being present with those who are grieving; and, finally make changes in their workplaces so as to be more hospitable and compassionate for all staff.