The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces two upcoming training sessions for caregivers on parental bereavement: May 4-7, 2020 in Fort Collins, Colo., and January 11-14, 2021 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Entitled “Companioning Bereaved Parents,” the four-day trainings, facilitated by educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, will enhance caregivers’ capacity to artfully “companion” bereaved parents.

The purpose of this training is to educate caregivers on the unique features of parental grief and the attachment influences on the parent-child bond. This training will explore the application of Dr. Wolfelt’s tenets of “companioning,” how to apply his six central needs of mourning in the helping process, and give distinct consideration to the special features of miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, teen death, and the death of an adult child. Included in the training materials are The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner and Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart, both written by Dr. Wolfelt.

Author, educator, and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt serves as Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. A past recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he also serves on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine. He is the author of numerous books on grief and loss including Understanding Your Grief and Grief One Day at a Time and he is often consulted by popular media sources on a variety of grief related topics.

To reserve a seat in the training or to view a complete list of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s educational seminars for bereavement caregivers, visit