AWI Voices With Impact presents: Children and Grief

Facilitated by: Chaun Lewis-Green

Featuring:

  • Six Feet Apart by Monty Cole
  • Once Upon a Time by Athena Russell
  • Paper Planes by Sina Sultani

Our experiences in childhood shape our outlooks and expectations for the rest of our lives. When tragedy befalls children, their options for processing and managing their grief are limited both by their lack of experience and the powerlessness they have over their own circumstances. In this session we will watch three short films that will create space for us to explore questions about how children experience and process grief. Together, along with filmmakers Monty Cole, Athena Russell, and Sina Sultani, we will explore this complex topic through the lenses of storytelling, analogy, and escape.

Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!

You can register for this event here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Details

Day:Wednesday
Date:June 29, 2022
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Partners

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.
American Psychiatric Association Foundation We are the non-profit affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association. Our public programs are designed to educate and empower, and are focused on:
  • Eliminating stigma,
  • Improving access to high quality mental health care,
  • Increasing public awareness, and
  • Addressing the chronically unmet needs of underserved populations.

APAF initiatives are designed for schools, the workplace, the justice system, and faith communities. All of our work is centered on on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. For more information and complimentary resources, visit apafdn.org.

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