Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training-“Coping with Grief as a Kinship Parent” (4/12/2022)


Kinship Live Webinar Events are offered at no cost.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

6:30 PM – 8 PM Eastern Time Zone

Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, PhD

Please register by 4/12/2022


Understanding how to cope with the grief and loss that comes when you lose someone close to you is difficult. Coping with grief and loss while caring for relative and fictive kin children can be even more challenging especially if the loss is felt by the kinship children too. How do you cope with the loss while parenting? How do you help your kinship children cope while you grieve? Join us April 12 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm as we hear from Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin as she discusses this very important topic. As a specialist in bereavement, life transitions, and group development, Dr. Collier McLaughlin will help us understand the grief process while learning how to cope and provide insight into how kinship parents can care for children affected by grief and loss as you walk through this challenging life change together.

About the Trainer: Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology with sub-specialties in bereavement, life transitions and group development.  The author of six published books, she currently heads her own leadership and organizational development firm, Transformative Leadership Consulting and facilitates parent groups for the Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families.  For twelve years she was the design consultant and primary lecturer for the University of Kentucky Circles of Power Women’s Leadership Initiative’.  She has presented locally for such programs as Hospice/Milward’s Holiday Hope and taught and lectured across the United States and beyond, including demonstrating loss and grief groups in Russia through The Union Institute and Russian Psychological Cooperatives. She has been surrogate parenting her teen age granddaughter for the past two years as Covid restrictions prevent the child from returning to her home and mother in HongKong.  As mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and wife, she knows the personal as well as the psychological, spiritual and practical aspects of living with loss and grief.