Grief Awareness Conference Agenda

 

For session descriptions and objectives, visit the links below or download a PDF of the program.

 

8:00-8:45am     Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitors

 

8:45-9:00am     Welcome & Introduction

 

9:00-10:30am     Opening Keynote (1.5 CEs)
From “Staying Inside” to the “Other Side”: The Suffocated Grief of African American Youth
Tashel Bordere, PhD, CT

 

10:30-11:00am     Networking & Exhibitor Break

 

11:00-12:00pm     Session A: Concurrent Workshops (1 CE)

  • Dusk to Dawn: A Hospital-Based Violence Prevention Program (Charity Evans, MD, MHCM & Ashley Emmel, MSN, MBA, RN)
  • Co-Parenting Grief (Michael Perdunn)
  • The Role and Impact of Grief in the Addiction Journey (Alan Fredericksen, MA)
    This session is approved for Alcohol & Drug Counselors for 1.0 hour (Approval Number 17.042).
  • Perinatal Hospice: Providing Hope for the Hopeless Pregnancies (Jennifer Sommer)

12:00-12:30pm     Lunch Ballroom C

 

12:30-1:30pm     Luncheon Keynote (1 CE)
Spiritual Identity and Religious Diversity: Ethical Implications for Our Work
Beth Katz, MSW, MPP
This session meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health and social work practice related to ethics.

 

1:30-1:45pm     Break

 

1:45-3:15 pm Session B: Concurrent Workshops (1.5 CEs)

  • Space and Place for Grief Support in Schools: A Cultural Framework (Tashel Bordere, PhD, CT)
  • Grief from Inherited Trauma (Scott Butler, EdD & Kay Kronholm, MS, LMHP, NCC)
  • Understanding Suicide Grief (Jill Hamilton)
  • There is No Good Grief, Charlie Brown: How the Brain and Body Process Grief (Barb Harris, PhD)

3:15-3:30pm     Break

 

3:30-4:30pm     Session C: Concurrent Workshops (1 CE)

  • Ethics and Decision Making at the End of Life (Jacob Dahlke, MS)
    This session meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health and social work practice related to ethics.
  • Grief in Native American Communities (Grace Johnson)
  • Hands-On Activities to Support Grief for Children 3-18 Years (Monica White, MSW, LCSW & Hannah Dolezal)
  • All Gave Some, Some Gave All: Grief Work with Veterans, Active Military, and their Families (Erika Jacobson, MSW, LCSW, LADC)