The fatal shootings in Essex and the murder of UVM senior Michelle Gardner-Quinn last year were shocking events that for many people still resonate — and there is no time frame for the grieving process.
That’s part of the reason that health experts with the Madison Deane Initiative, through the Vermont Visiting Nurse Association, are sponsoring public and professional grief therapy conferences over the next two days.
The conference includes a presentation by local officials, and by Colin Murray Parkes, an internationally renowned scholar from Great Britain in
the field of bereavement.
Dr. Brookes Cowan is a UVM Sociology professor and founding Chair of the
Madison Deane Initiative. She visited our VPR studios recently to talk
about the need to encourage the grieving process, especially for children: