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Alliance for Grief and Loss

Date                           Topic                                                                         Leader/Speaker

February 27               More Than Sad-Teen Depression                  Video and discussion
                                Suicide, Room 49

March 21                   Living in the "Second Circle": How We         ADEC Webinar with Ben Wolfe
                                Are Changed by the Work We Do                     
                                11:30-1:30, Training Room 103

May 3                        End-of-Life Ethics                                       HFA video and discussion
                                 Noon-3:00, Training Room 103                


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.

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 2012, the Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 pm, and all groups begin Tuesday, March 27, at 6:00 pm.  For an application or more information, go to or call 501-364-7000.

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 18th and concludes Saturday, May 19th. 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

National Education Opportunities

Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Webinars and Annual Meeting,

Palliative and Grief Care Around The World
Stephen R. Connor, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

Living in the "Second Circle:" How We Are Changed By The Work We Do
Benjamin S. Wolfe, M.Ed., LICSW, FT
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

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.

ADEC 34th Annual Meeting
March 28-31, 2012
Pre-Conference Institute March 27-28, 2012
Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Hospice Foundation of America Spring Program,

End-of-Life Ethics (available beginning April 19, 2012)

Available only on DVD, the program examines, using a case study approach, the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end-of-life. Ethical decisions at the end of life provide a point where all the factors that influence end-of-life care such as finances, laws, values, culture, and technology converge. The decisions that are made at the end-of-life affect not only the way that the person dies, but also the ways that survivors face the loss. These decisions may influence staff - affecting morale and turnover consequently directly influencing patient care as well as families struggling with grief. This program explores ethical dilemmas that are likely to arise at the end-of-life, the principles of ethical decision-making and the effects of these decisions on staff and families. Case studies will be used to illustrate ethical issues that will be addressed by the program panel.

Registration ($150) includes:

  • one full-length DVD (2.5 hours)
  • availability to show the program as many times as you wish throughout the year - to your registered site location(s) only.
  • a detailed Site Coordinator's Manual
  • 35 Program Guides (with a tip & resource sheet included)
  • access to a media kit to help you publicize the event in your area
  • a discount coupon for the program's companion book, as well as additional useful program materials
  • one complimentary copy of the companion book

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