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Esther Reid

Esther Reid lost her husband eleven years ago after a short but intense battle with melanoma when her three children were 8 years, 2 years, and 5 months old. She has a degree in Family Science with a Human Development emphasis and a minor in music. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, as well as music to preschool and elementary-age students. She has served on her school district’s Kindness Committee and helped in elementary and secondary schools to promote prosocial behavior and emotionally healthy environments. She loves spending time with her children playing instruments,  singing, hiking, paddle boarding, reading, and learning together.

Presenting at Salt Lake Main Conference |
Conference Dates: March 07, 2024 - March 09, 2024
Workshop 5

Title: Part 1: Parenting After Loss: Tools for Guiding Grieving Children

Description: Part 1: This is a two hour class in which we will discuss the most important factors that help children turn tragedy into positive outcomes in their lives, the greatest challenges you face in guiding your children through grief and the things that have helped you most. Then we will break into smaller groups to discuss age-specific needs of grieving children and tools and resources to help meet those needs. Age groups will span from toddler to adult children and grandchildren. During the small group discussions and resource sharing, along with fellow widows and school social workers, we will have representatives from The Sharing Place and The Bradley Center providing resources and ideas for parents to use with their children.

Time: Saturday 11:00-11:50 AM

Room: WMP

Workshop Category: General, for anyone

Workshop 6

Title: Part 2: Parenting After Loss: Tools for Guiding Grieving Children

Description: Part 2: This is a two hour class in which we will discuss the most important factors that help children turn tragedy into positive outcomes in their lives, the greatest challenges you face in guiding your children through grief and the things that have helped you most. Then we will break into smaller groups to discuss age-specific needs of grieving children and tools and resources to help meet those needs. Age groups will span from toddler to adult children and grandchildren. During the small group discussions and resource sharing, along with fellow widows and school social workers, we will have representatives from The Sharing Place and The Bradley Center providing resources and ideas for parents to use with their children.

Time: Saturday 12:00-12:50 PM

Room: WMP

Workshop Category: General, for anyone