In this episode, Micah Saviet, MSW, LMSW, a social worker in clinical practice, a researcher, and the Director of Springer Institute, in Cheverly, Maryland, interviews Arlen Gaines, MSW, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW, and Meredith Polsky, MEd, both social workers and experts in child psychology concerning grief and loss. Ms. Gaines and Ms. Polsky are the coauthors of the award-winning children’s book series, “I Have a Question About…” Their latest book, “I Have a Question About Coronavirus,” was published in 2020 and is available as a free downloadable E-book at their conversation with Mr. Saviet, Ms. Gaines and Ms. Polsky discuss their new book and how parents, caregivers, and children can manage coronavirus and navigate the challenging transition of schools beginning to re-open. Selected transcripts from this podcast episode are published in the July/August 2021 issue of Pediatric Nursing.Micah Saviet, MSW, LMSW, is a social worker in clinical practice, a researcher, and the Director of Springer Institute, in Cheverly, Maryland.Arlen Gaines, MSW, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW, is a Clinical Manager with Jewish Social Service Agency Hospice in Rockville, Maryland. From her years in the field as a hospice social worker, she developed a specialization in supporting children and adults with special needs around grief and loss. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree, with a specialization in Aging, and has an advanced certification in hospice and palliative social work.Meredith Polsky, MEd, founded Matan (online at in 2000 and serves as Matan's National Director of Institutes and Training, as well as a Child and Family Therapist and Selective Mutism Specialist at Arbit Counseling in Washington, DC. She holds Master’s degrees in Special Education and in Clinical Social Work, as well as a graduate certificate in Early Intervention. © Jannetti Publications, Inc.All rights reserved. No portion of this podcast may be used without written permission.To learn more about and subscribe to Pediatric Nursing, the premier resource for evidence-based clinical information, research studies, and advances in child health care, visit by:Scott Holmes

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