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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 2014, the Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, March 11, at 6:00 p.m., and all groups begin Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 p.m. To apply online go to www.goodmourningcenter.org. For more information call 501-364-7000.

Alliance for Grief and Loss

The Alliance for Grief and Loss is an informal coalition of helping professionals interested in grief and loss issues. All meetings have a program related to grief and loss and are brown-bag lunch meetings in the East Campus Building at Arkansas Children's Hospital, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the last Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted). Please email goodmourning@archildrens.org for more information or to be added to the email mailing list for the Alliance for Grief and Loss. Certificates of attendance are provided each time. All are welcome. The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, January 27—topic to be set.

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 16th and concludes Saturday, May 17th. 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, contact Janet Breen at 501- 906-4242.

Kaleidoscope Grief Center Volunteer Training

Kaleidoscope Grief Center is offering a free volunteer training for those interested in helping with our 2014 family Peer Support Bereavement program on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Please contact Janet Breen at 501-906-4242 for more information.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Course Description

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 950,000 caregivers have received this training. Just as CPR skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention

develops the skills needed for suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day (14 hours) intensive, interactive, and practice dominated course designed to help care givers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Participants

The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school-support staff, clergy and community volunteers.

Instructor: Shelby Rowe, Intentional Injury Project Analyst

Phone: 501-364-3436 Email: SRowe2@uams.edu

Materials, breakfast and lunch included - certificate will be provided upon completion

Continuing Education hours are available through the Arkansas Department of Education

January 15-16, 2014

Hope, Arkansas

Community Partner: Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative

http://swaec.org/Pages/index.aspx

NATIONAL EDUCATION WEBINARS

Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)

www.adec.org

Religious Coping and Meaning-Making Following Loss of a Loved One
Laurie Burke, MS
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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.

Hospice Foundation of America

www.hospicefoundation.org

What About Me? Professional Boundaries and Compassion Fatigue

December 12, 2013

2:00-3:30 pm ET

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