Cara was chosen to speak at The Compassionate Friends National Conference in 2021 and then asked to return again in 2022. In 2021 she spoke about parenting children after losing a sibling. As this is part of her journey, Cara has become an expert in this area, often coaching other families after the loss of a child. Her living children have experienced a myriad of emotions and Cara has worked to navigate them with her boys in a world that is not always accepting of males expressing emotions openly.
In 2022, Cara’s workshop centered around connecting with a deceased child. It was one of the most well attended workshop at the conference. With practical tips, advice and resources, Cara was able to help other parents foster a connection. Many were pleasantly surprised at how inspiring Cara’s words were.
“Thank you for providing such a wonderful and educational workshop in connecting with my son.” – Janice A.
“I really enjoyed the workshop thanks for helping me understand how to connect to my son.” – Stephanie B.
“You are an inspiration. I will try to emulate your strength.” – Serena B.