Grief Awareness Conference


Join other professionals committed to enhancing grief awareness and support in our region.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: Creighton University Harper Center, Omaha, NE (1/2 block North of 20th & Cass Street)


Full Day Registration (includes both keynotes): $135

Student/GJ Facilitator Discount (full day): $95

Half Day (Morning): $65

Half Day (Afternoon): $75

Morning OR Luncheon Keynote Only: $40




Exhibitor Registration

Want to register your company or organization as an exhibitor for the 2019 Grief Awareness Conference?  Click below for details.

Morning Keynote: Heather Stang

Transform Suffering to Hope: Coping With Grief In The Wake of Personal & Public Tragedy

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, now in its second edition, and the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. She has a Master’s Degree in Thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) and is a certified yoga therapist and meditation instructor. Her own journey of love, loss and posttraumatic growth fuels her passion for teaching bereaved families and grief professionals how to use mindfulness-based techniques to cope with grief, cultivate resilience, and prevent burnout. Heather is on the Advisory Board for the highly regarded military family survivor organization Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and has appeared on the award winning television show about grief, Open to Hope. In addition to her own publications, Heather has contributed to Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Intervention, edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland as well as the Mindfulness & Grief Training Institute, and volunteers with the Hospice of Washington County and the Hospice of Frederick County.


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Luncheon Keynote: Values, Morals, and Ethics at the End of Life: Jacob Dahlke
*Qualifies for 1 Ethics CEU

Jacob Dahlke is the Director of the Office of Healthcare Ethics at Nebraska Medicine. Situations involving medical decisions at the end of life, particularly those involving surrogates, are often fraught with complexity and complications. These situations can be further burdensome when patients have not clearly elicited their preferences prior to needing them. This presentation will review the ‘basics of bioethics’, and then apply those principles and concepts to end-of-life situations in which they may be helpful. The session will conclude with a discussion of tools for anticipating, minimizing, or preventing moral distress among those involved in such situations.


Conference Agenda

Join us for a day of enhancing awareness, education, and support for all forms of grief.

A variety of workshops led by national, regional, and local speakers fill the day to help area professionals build their toolboxes for grief support.

Conference agenda coming soon!


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Continuing Education Credits

This conference meets the criteria set by the Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice for up to 6.0 Social Work, LMHP,
LMFT, LIMHP, and LPC hours.

CEs Sponsored by: CE Learning Systems, LLC

American Psychological Association

CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


CE Certificate Information

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days before the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for each session you attend (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
  • Complete an overall event evaluation
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877-248-6789 or by email at

Cancellation Policy

A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations up to 10 days prior to the event. Written notification of cancellation must be provided to Grief’s Journey. No refund will be provided for cancellations less than 10 days prior to the event. Your safety is important to us. In the event that the event is cancelled by Grief’s Journey due to inclement weather or emergency, all registrants will receive a full refund. If the event is postponed or rescheduled, no refunds will be provided.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Silver Level

Vetter Senior Living

Bronze Level

AseraCare Hospice Foundation

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Millard Public Schools Foundation

Nebraska Medicine

Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Friend Level

Westside Community Schools