This was Part 1 of a 3-Session Virtual Learning Community.
This series on Understanding, Going Through, and Managing Loss, Grief, and Bereavement takes a critical look at
how Latino men manage and go through loss, grief, and bereavement during this Covid-19 pandemic.
- Understand the overall impact of loss and differentiate between grief and bereavement
- Describe the pandemic in regard to the type of deaths (unattended, for example), social changes, the sheer volume, and displacement (new roles imposed on people due to loss)
- Understand the specific ways that Latino men are affected by death and loss in the context of cultural expectations that they must be strong and evaluate their own (or loved ones) behavior in this regard
- Having a different perspective on the “the fear of death”
- Integrate the possibility that Latino men can apply lessons from understanding their own grief journeys in order to play a proactive role (and find heroic meaning) by becoming grief leaders for their families, loved ones, friends, and society at large.
- Draw from the information given, options to identifying their personal losses and identify options on how to manage their experience.
About the Presenter:
Elizabeth Robles, LPC, CT, EOLD
Elizabeth Robles works in the El Paso region as a behavioral health care professional specializing in life changes, trauma, grief, and loss. Elizabeth is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying & Bereavement through the Association of Death Education Counseling (ADEC). Her treatment approach offers patients the hope and strategies to facilitate continuous emotional renewal in the face of life’s constant changes. In addition to her private practice, Elizabeth serves as Clinical Director for the MYC Institute of Integrative Health, an El Paso nonprofit organization which advocates for body/mind/spirit approaches to wellbeing. In 2020, Elizabeth became a Certified End of Life Doula.