Pamela Gabbay

Pamela Gabbay

Pamela Gabbay, M.A., FT, was awarded the Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and is a Certified Bereavement Counselor. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino and her M.A. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Pamela is the Program Director of The Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children in Palm Desert, California and works extensively with grieving children, teens and their families. For more information, please visit www.mourningstar.org. In 2008, Pamela and the Mourning Star Center were featured on the National Hospice Foundation of America’s Bereavement Teleconference Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents. Pamela is the Camp Director for Camp Erin - Palm Springs, the first Camp Erin in California. Camp Erin is a free camp for grieving children and teens created in partnership with The Moyer Foundation. Pamela is also President of the California Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. ADEC So Cal is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Additionally, she is co-owner of www.GriefPosters.com a poster company that produces sensitive and educational grief-related posters. Pamela appeared on the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart with Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley, to discuss Adult Children Losing Parents. To hear Pamela being interviewed on this show, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley111308.mp

Articles:

National Alliance for Grieving Children Helps Kids with Grief

Executive Director of the Dougy Center for Grieving Children, Dr. Donna Schuurman, talks with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) about resources for children facing a loss. She’s […]

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Talking to Your Children about 9/11

It’s hard to believe, but this September 11th is going to be the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  For most of us, this milestone anniversary is bound to provoke a lot […]

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Skating for Her Mother

When most of us suffer a loss as great as that of a mother, we are left to grieve without the eyes of the world on us.  We do not […]

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My Parents’ House

Today, I drove past my parents’ old house.  I was in my hometown visiting my best friend from high school and she needed to make a quick stop at her […]

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Helping Children Grieve During the Holidays

The holiday season is painful for adults after the death of a loved one, but it can be even more isolating and distressing for children if they are not given […]

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Child Grief Camp Director Shares Activities that Work

I have just returned home from our third annual Camp Erin, a most magical place where children and teens can laugh and cry, celebrate and commemorate. Camp Erin is a grief […]

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Telling a Child About Two Deaths in One Day

By Pamela Gabbay, M.A., FT — My mind was simultaneously racing around in circles and dull as a knife. She’s only four… four. I could not fathom how I was […]

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Woman Starts Grieving 12 Years After Mother’s Death

Cora writes in with this question: “I just started grieving about my mom this Christmas. She died in 1996. I thought about all the events and things we shared from […]

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Poem: 10 Thanksgivings

A poem by Pamela Gabbay –

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Beginning Again After the Loss of Parents

By Pamela Gabbay — When I was 25 years old, I learned about life and death in the same month. At the beginning of July, I had my first child, […]

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