COVID19 has changed the way we look at grief and loss. Our nation is grieving the loss of our daily routine, the way we say goodbye to our loved one, and it's brought to the surface feelings of depression that we really could not identify. It’s made us face the grieving process head on with feelings of anger, depression, denial, bargaining, and finally acceptance. Let’s talk about how we as adults are dealing with all of these unpredictable feelings and how we manage talking to our children about loss and uncertainty.
Frances DaLomba is a Dominican American, bilingual, (Spanish), BIPOC female and first- generation college graduate. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children, youth, and families for over 20 years. Earning a BSW and MSW from Rhode Island College, she has the opportunity to work in psychiatric, educational, and community settings. Her experience has been working with adolescents and their families, who suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss.