How Children Grieve: A Case Study of Eleanor Roosevelt and Children Who Lose a Parent

January 15, 2014-January 15, 2014

It was once believed that children should be shielded from the rituals of loss, like funerals and burials, but psychologist Phyllis Silverman, co-author of Harvard’s landmark child bereavement study, says not so. LaVona Reeves, PhD, professor of English & affiliate faculty in women’s & gender studies, looks at Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady from 1933-1945, as a case study of resilience, someone who, without even a high school diploma, used her losses as a foundation for compassionate activism that led to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

When:
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Where:
Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney, WA
Cost:
Free
Phone:
(509) 359-2898
Email:
cvines@ewu.edu
Website:
http://www.ewu.edu/
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