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Grieving parents workshop next week in Bellingham

A workshop for parents who have lost children will let grieving families share their experiences and learn from others Wednesday, July 8.

Attendees of “Transcending the Traumatic Loss of a Child” will have a chance to talk about traumatic loss with others who have also lived through a sudden devastating loss.

According to an itinerary for the workshop, family survivors will also be able to:

▪  Process emotions with a trained facilitator.

▪  Learn from others as to how they have developed their “new normal” life.

▪  Learn how others have integrated their loss into a life that honors their child.

Carolyn V. Coarsey, who lost her fiancé in the Delta Air Lines Flight 191 plane crash, will lead the workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Emergency Coordination Center, 3888 Sound Way, near Bellingham International Airport.

Twenty-five spaces are available.

To reserve a spot, contact support officer Kendra Cristelli at 360-739-4144. The event is organized by the local Support Officer Community Care and the Family Assistance Foundation.

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