Creating a Loss-Responsive Community

Creating a Loss-Responsive Community

Community event - Virtual


11:30 am - 1:00 pm
November 9, 2023


Workshop Description:

A Loss-Responsive Community is a place that ensures all people who experience grief can find the resources, compassion, and support they need to navigate the complicated world of life after loss. This 90-minute workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to create and contribute to a Loss-Responsive Community.
It will focus on:
  1. Understanding the impact of grief and loss on individuals and communities
  2. Exploring strategies for fostering need-response grief literacy, empathy, and support
  3. Providing practical steps for implementing these concepts in your local community


Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C

Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C is the co-founder of the online grief community, What’s Your Grief (WYG). She is a grief therapist with 15 years of experience – specializing in sudden, traumatic, and unexpected grief. Drawing on personal and professional experience with grief, WYG was built as a resource to offer concrete, practical, creative, and relatable support. WYG was founded on the values of psychoeducation and creative coping and has grown to serve more than 5 million visitors each year. Williams received a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work as well as a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Warwick (UK). She has been interviewed as a grief expert for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and New York Times. Williams also co-authored the book, What’s Your Grief: Lists to Help You Through Any Loss.

Learn more about Litsa here.


Prevention CEUs will be applied for.

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