Cultural and Gender Approaches to Grief
This module will explore the different ways individuals, both men and women, express grief and adapt. We will examine the mourning traditions of different cultures and explore a number of different strategies to work through grief with the aim of increasing sensitivity and understanding which we bring to the issue of death.
- Discover how men and women process grief
- Become aware of cultural differences in expressing grief
- Learn different strategies to effectively process grief
- Become aware how different religious and cultural groups react to death
Date: Fall, 2014
Facilitator: Dr. Rob Patterson M.Div.,MRE.,D.Min.
Rob is the director of Alumni and Church Relations at Tyndale. Previously he served in Kenya Africa as a professor with Carey Theological College and Regent College. During his years as a chaplain at Spring Hills Penitentiary he began his focus in the areas of loss, grief and death. He is fluent in Swahili having immersed himself into the African culture.