Navigating Children’s Grief During Uncertain Times

Part 1

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 your child(ren) ages 6-12 years old through losses that they may be facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Questions for the Q&A video or about the video can be emailed to Sarah Hopkins at

If you are interested in more information about Hospice & Community Care’s community support services, please call us at (803) 329-1500 or email Jenifer Crawford at

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.

Keep Watching

Part 2

Premieres August 5 at 12 PM EST

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.

Part 3

Premieres August 12  at 12 PM EST

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.