Western’s Palliative Care Institute and the Whatcom County Library System to Host 'Not if But When: Books for Young People About Death and Loss' Feb. 2

Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute is teaming with the Whatcom County Library system to share information about books for young people about death and loss at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Ferndale Public Library.

The event, “Not if But When: Books for Young People about Death and Loss” is free and open to the public.

It will inform parents about some of the books that they can use to open the doors to conversations with children and youth. The books discussed share stories of other children who have experienced death in the family, or have faced a serious illness. These stories can help them better understand what is happening in their own family, while providing children with comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their feelings.

This event will be led by Thom Barthelmess, Whatcom County Library System’s Youth Services manager; Sylvia Tag, Western Libraries’ Children’s Literature Collection curator; and Marie Eaton, Western’s Palliative Care Institute director.

For more information please contact Marie Eaton, Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute director, at Marie.Eaton@wwu.edu or (360) 671-6371. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:15am