|About the Book|
Dr. Earl A. Grollman, a pioneer in the field of crisis intervention, was rabbi of the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, Massachusetts for thirty-six years. A past president of Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, he took early retirement from his congregation so that he could devote himself to writing and lecturing. A certified Death Educator and Counselor, he was cited as “Hero of The Heartland” for his work with the families and volunteers of the Oklahoma City Bombing.Dr. Grollman has spoken at many colleges, clergy institutes, seminaries, physician’s forums, and hospital nursing associations- and addressed many support groups such as Compassionate Friends, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Widows Personal Services. He has also appeared on national television and radio—the Oprah Winfrey Show, Children’s Journal, All Things Considered, and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Recently, he was featured on National Public Radio’s End of Life Series, in the roundtable discussion on grief and bereavement.