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COVID-related Death and Grief: A Support Group for the Cornell Community

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm



Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (June 9 – July 28) via Zoom
Open to all members of the Cornell community; new members welcome at any time
Facilitators: Katherine Goldbeg, CAPS, and Shura Gat, Women’s Resource Center

The COVID pandemic is bringing with it unprecedented losses for our Cornell community. It is also disproportionately affecting communities of color, and those already underserved within health care systems. Particularly as we are physically distanced and away from campus, connection to supportive others is paramount. This Zoom-based support group aims to provide a safe and supportive space for those who have been affected by COVID-related death(s). The group will be primarily supportive in nature, with some psychoeducational components related to grief, coping strategies amidst uncertainty, and mindfulness practices for stress relief, depending on themes that may arise. Group members will determine the focus and direction of this space, as they individualize it for themselves. 

Co-facilitated by Women’s Resource Center Assistant Director, Shura Gat and CAPS Community Consultation & Intervention Specialist, Katherine Goldberg, the group will run weekly between June 9 and July 28 and remain open to new participants for the entire time. Group facilitators aim to cultivate a familiar and comforting community and recognize that this happens over time. For this reason, regular attendance is recommended; however, a commitment to all sessions is not required for this group. If you, or someone you know has been affected by a COVID-related death, and would like to share space with others who are also grieving this unique loss, please join us. Any and all members of the Cornell community are welcome!

If you would like to discuss the group ahead of time, or have individual questions or concerns, please contact Katherine at 607-255-5155 and press 2 for CAPS. 

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Katherine Goldberg

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 607-255-5155 and press 2 for CAPS. 

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