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Hospice Bereavement Camps and Art Programming for Teens: Cultivating Hope through Art and Family Storytelling


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Teenagers experience loss in unique ways and their expressions of grief do not always conform to adults’ expectations. In this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Stephanie Pangborn reflects on her work with teens coping with the loss of a loved one. From hospital bedsides to campfires, she explores the use of art and family storytelling to help teens grieve and imagine new normals.

 

Dr. Pangborn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Clemson University and a Faculty Associate for the Institute of Engaged Aging. She is an award-winning teacher, film producer, and author.

You can read Dr. Pangborn’s article in Health Communication here: 
Her article in the Journal of Family Communication is available online here: 
Dr. Pangborn is a featured guest on Clemson TV’s webcast: