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Mother's Day event with Journeys program at St. Vincent's Infirmary Medical Center

Recognizing that Mother's Day can be an especially difficult time after the loss of a child, the St. Vincent Center for Women & Children's "Journey" Team wishes to invites you to a special event acknowledging those who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss.

Please join us for our annual Mother's Day Reception
Sunday, May 8, 2011 a t 2:00 p.m.
St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
In the Vincent DePaul dining Room
(1st floor, through---and behind---the cafeteria)

The reception will include prayer, sharing and catered refreshments. You are welcome to bring as many family members with you as you desire. It will be helpful to know how many plan to attend so we can give each mother a gift.

It is our hope that if you cannot join us, you will find another comforting way to spend the day. Know also that we will be with you in thought and prayer wherever you are.

Love and blessings to each of you,
Lynette Spruiell and the "Journey" Team

501-552-1180/voice mail

Alliance for Grief and Loss (in central Arkansas)

Date: May 28
Topic: Making Toast Book Discussion
Leader/Speaker: Greg Adams
Location: ACH, East Campus, Room 49

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

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 fall 2011, the Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, September 27, at 6:00 pm, and all groups begin Tuesday, October 4, at 6:00 pm. For an application or more information, go to or call 501-364-7000.

Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Webinars

What About Me? Spotting and Addressing Teen Grief
Helen T. Fitzgerald
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

The Trauma Dialogues: Facilitating an Empowered Voice for Homicide-loss Survivors
Theresa L. Blakley, PhD, LCSW and Nita Mehr, LCSW, LADAC
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

CONNECT: A Model for Engaging Diversity in the Care of the Dying, the Grieving, and the Caregivers
Kathleen L. Fowler, PhD, FT
Wednesday, July 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 14-26
15th Annual National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium
Boston, Massachusetts

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

July 15-17
Compassionate Friends
Minneapolis, Minnesota

July 28-31
Bereaved Parents USA
Reston, Virginia

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

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