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National Survivors of Suicide Day Teleconference

The Center for Good Mourning will be the central Arkansas host site for the thirteenth annual National Survivors of Suicide Day Teleconference:

Saturday, November 19
11:30 am -1:30 pm
East Campus Building at Arkansas Children's Hospital
Lunch provided
RSVPs appreciated but not required-call 501-364-7000

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is sponsor of this event and locally the teleconference is sponsored by the Central Arkansas Survivors of Suicide Support Group, the Dr. Robert E. Elliot Foundation of Searcy, and the Center for Good Mourning. The teleconference will offer emotional support and information to both survivors and those giving help and support to survivors. The broadcast will feature a panel of experienced survivors and mental health professionals and certificates of attendance will be provided for those who attend.

If you are outside central Arkansas, go to to find the nearest teleconference to you or to get information about viewing the teleconference via webcast or DVD.

Alliance for Grief and Loss

Date Topic Leader/Speaker
November 28 Beyond Kubler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying and Grief - Part 1 HFA Video & Discussion
January 30 Beyond Kubler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying and Grief - Part 2 HFA Video & Discussion

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.

National Education Opportunities

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens, November 11-12, 2011 (Syracuse, NY) or December 2-3, 2011 (Boston, MA), presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in partnership with The Dougy Center,

Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief DVD (available beginning November 10, 2011) from the Hospice Foundation of America,

Available only on DVD, this program explores the most current theoretical perspectives on death, dying, and grief, emphasizing areas where understandings of dying, death, and grief have been challenged and developed since the 1969 publication of Kübler-Ross' epochal work, On Death and Dying. The presentation emphasizes the practice implications of these new perspectives and would be useful to a range of professionals who counsel persons who are dying or bereaved, including psychologists, counselors, clergy, social workers, nurses, physicians and other health care workers, as well as educators, teachers and school-based personnel. In addition, it would benefit individuals who offer education on loss, grief, dying or death.

Registration includes:

  • one full-length DVD (2 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

Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Webinars

Essential Considerations for Intervention After Sudden, Traumatic Death
Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

Understanding the Ways Men and Women Grieve
Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, FT
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

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