Tashel C. Bordere, PhD, CT is an assistant professor of Human Development and Family Science and State Specialist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She serves on the Board of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, TAPS Advisory Board, and is a past Board member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Dr. Bordere is a former Forward Promise Fellow (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and received the Ronald K. Barrett National Award (ADEC) for her research on bereaved Black youth. Her research, publications, and trainings focus on trauma, Black youth bereavement, suffocated grief, and coping. She has a co-edited book – Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief (Routledge).


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