About the Series
“Navigating Children’s Grief during Uncertain Times,” hosted by Ms. Sarah Hopkins, MSW, discusses how to support children ages 6-12 years old through losses that they may be facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Meet Sarah Hopkins
Ms. Sarah Hopkins is an instructor in the Social Work Department at Winthrop University. She earned her BS in Human Development from Binghamton University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Binghamton University in 2006. Prior to coming to Winthrop, Ms. Hopkins taught at Binghamton University in the College of Community and Public Affairs, primarily in the Social Work Department, but also taking on class assignments in the Human Development and Student Affairs Programs. She has a decade worth of direct practice experience working as a medical social worker in hospice and home care, with the latter half being exclusively in bereavement counseling. Ms. Hopkins is very passionate about working with grief and loss and feels that it is something that society overlooks and believes in being a resource to community agencies and organizations as a support for loss and change.
Part 1: Introduction
Please join us for “Navigating Children’s Grief during Uncertain Times.”
Ms. Sarah Hopkins, MSW, Winthrop University Social Work Instructor, will be joining us for the next 6 weeks for 10-15 minute educational videos. Ms. Hopkins will be discussing how to support children ages 6-12 years old through losses that they may be facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Please join Ms. Hopkins this week as she discusses how to work with your children as they experience the pain that the losses may have imposed. She will discuss what emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms of grief that you may be seeing with your child.
Please join Ms. Hopkins this week as she discusses how to work with your children as they reinvest in the new reality and re-engage in education. She will offer suggestions for how to support children through the transition back to education.
Please join Ms. Hopkins this week as she discusses how to work with your children to accept the reality of the losses that they have faced. Ms. Hopkins will offer tips on how to discuss the losses with your children.
Please join Ms. Hopkins this week as she discusses how to work with your children to adjust to their new world while they navigate their life during the Pandemic. She will discuss ways children have had to adjust and offer suggestions for families on how to support children through these adjustments.
Please join Ms. Hopkins for this final week of the series. During this final session, Ms. Hopkins will answer questions that have been submitted during the past five weeks of the series.