WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Grieving Children: How You Can Help on Wednesday, May 9 from 1pm – 2pm ET.
This webinar will offer child and adolescent grief, developmental benchmarks, intervention strategies, grief responses and the newest theoretical models regarding child and adolescent grief. The live webinar features Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv; David Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S; and Pamela Gabbay, MA, FT.
"The understanding that grief is not something you 'get over' has important ramifications for young people," states Dr. Doka, Senior Bereavement Consultant at HFA. "Losses they experience early in life may be revisited at critical times throughout their lives. The more those who work with children and adolescents realize this, the more equipped they will be to help young people cope with grief and incorporate loss in their lives in ways that are mentally and physically healthy." During the program, the panelists will offer proven approaches and techniques that can support and comfort the sometimes invisible population of grieving children. Participants will have a chance to hear discussions of time-tested literature as well as newer research. This program is ideal for a range of healthcare professionals including counselors, social workers, clergy, nurses, and also educators, teachers and other school-based professionals.
Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions during the live program. Registration also includes access to the program online for one year after the original air date. Registration is $85 for an organization or $35 for individuals; a wide range of continuing education credits (CEs) are available for an additional $10 per person.
To learn more about this exciting educational offering and other programs in the Lunch 'n Learn series, contact HFA at 800-854-3402 or go online. Hospice Foundation of America (www.hospicefoundation.org ) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.
Contact: Lisa Veglahn, 800-854-3402
SOURCE Hospice Foundation of America