Dr. Rappaport works with children, adolescents and adults experiencing all types of loss. She has particular expertise working with parents and surviving siblings following the loss of a child. Dr. Rappaport provides grief education in the schools as well as to other agencies, following the death of a child, parent, teacher or other significant person. For over 17 years, Dr. Rappaport was the Child Bereavement Specialist with the Jenna Druck Centers Families Helping Families program, which supported bereaved families. Dr. Rappaport also served on their Board of Directors. In October 2014, The Jenna Druck Center became part of the Center for Compassionate Care, a program of The Elizabeth Hospice. Dr. Rappaport served on the transitional board for the Jenna Druck Center and The Elizabeth Hospice joint program, and then on the Board of Directors of The Elizabeth Hospice, through 2021.
Dr. Rappaport continues to provide bereavement services to children and families through her private practice. She also provides support services to local schools, businesses, and community organizations, such as the Girl Scouts of San Diego, when there is a loss, natural disaster or trauma in the community.
For some additional information on a variety of topics related to grief, such as Supporting Children and Teens, Grief in the Workplace, and Living with Grief among others, see the Grief Handouts written by Dr. Rappaport.