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Good Mourning Grief Support Groups

Good Mourning Grief Support Groups are for any child or teen, ages pre-K through high school, who has experienced a death of a family member or friend. There are also support groups available for the adults in the family. There is no charge for the program, but a completed application is required for each child or teen. For spring 2011, the Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, March 15, at 6:00 pm, and all groups begin Tuesday, March 29, at 6:00 pm. For an application or more information, go to or call 501-364-7000.

Alliance for Grief and Loss spring schedule (in central Arkansas)

Date Topic Leader/Speaker
February 28 Healing Hearts Camp
Kaleidoscope Kids
ACH, South Campus, Brandon North
Janet Breen
March 28 Making Toast Book Discussion
ACH, East Campus, Room 49
Greg Adams
April 25 Missing Children
ACH, East Campus, Room 49
Colleen Nick

All meetings are brown-bag lunch meetings in the East Campus Building at Arkansas Children's Hospital, 11:30 am-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Please email for more information or to be added to the email mailing list for the Alliance for Grief and Loss. All are welcome.

Camp Healing Hearts

Camp Healing Hearts is a free family-oriented grief camp for children ages 5-18 and their families and a program of Kaleidoscope Grief Center. Caregiver participation is required and limited day care for children under 5 will be available on request. Camp begins Friday evening, May 20th and concludes Saturday, May 21st. Camp Healing Hearts will be located at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock and overnight stay at the camp is optional. To register, volunteer or for more information, call 501-978-5437 or email

Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)


Dying in the Hospital Wilderness: How Might it Influence Grief?
Helen Chapple, PhD, RN, MA, CT
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

Grief Through a Family Lens: Meanings and Methods
Janice Nadeau, PhD
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Understanding New Research with Practical Ways to Incorporate it Into Your Practice
Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, FT
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Webinars are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Check your time zone and avoid registering for a Webinar that is incompatible with your local schedule. ADEC is not responsible for miscalculations relating to the call time in your area.

Note: Registration will close 10 minutes prior to the Webinar to ensure that all registrants receive dial-in instructions on time.

Annual Conferences

June 21-25, 2011
9th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society and
ADEC 33rd Annual Conference
InterContinental Miami
Miami, Florida USA

March 27-31, 2012
ADEC 34th Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Hospice Foundation of America

2011 Annual Educational Program - Spirituality and End-of-Life Care

The Center for Good Mourning will be a local host site for this program and it will be presented via DVD on Wednesday, April 13, 12:30-3:30 pm.
No reservations or fees required to attend and certificates of attendance and light refreshments will be provided. The teleconference will be held in Training Room 103 in the East Campus Building, 1621 W. 10th St, on the Arkansas Children's Hospital campus. Please call 364-7000 if more directions are needed. Go to for more information about the program.

The Mourning News - February 2011

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