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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00-1:30pm CDT
How Community Tragedies Impact Grief
Community tragedies over the last twenty years have shaped our society’s understanding of grief, loss and mourning. Conversely, as our understanding has changed, so too has our response – individually, organizationally, and nationally. Drawing from her experiences and considering recent national disasters, Dr. Anewalt will talk about the unique aspects of grief when community tragedies occur. Common themes and issues from community tragedies will be explored. Community tragedies have both a short and long term societal impact and an impact on special populations - children, the elderly, and hospice patients. The presenter will identify appropriate interventions for addressing the grief from community tragedies.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Explain how community tragedies have shifted the view of grief in North American culture
- Describe the phases of crisis response and how they influence grief reactions and interventions
- Identify components for addressing traumatic bereavement
This webinar is pending approval by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for 1.5 CE Hours.
Presented by: Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT.
Patti is Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss with Hospice & Community Care. The focus of her clinical practice, writing and teaching is on issues related to end of life, grief, compassion fatigue and crisis response, presenting at the national, state and local level. She is a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement and is active with the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals’ Bereavement Professionals. She is recognized as a Fellow in Thanatology with the Association for Death, Education and Counseling and chairs the Grief Counseling Standards Committee. At the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss Patti oversees a wide variety of bereavement services for adults, children and teens, serving over 5,500 hospice and community bereaved each month. She provides trainings for school administrators and counselors on grief, trauma and crisis response and authored the book chapter titled Violent, Traumatic Death in Schools in the third edition of Nancy Boyd Webb’s book Healing Bereaved Children, A Handbook for Practitioners. A disaster mental health specialist and instructor for the American Red Cross, she serves on several community crisis teams, providing trainings, debriefings and support when local tragedies occur.
Webinar Cancellations will be accepted through end of business on the Monday immediately prior to each specific Webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that day will not be refunded. To cancel your registration, call the ADEC office or email us. ADEC is not responsible for miscalculations relating to the webinar start time in your area and will not issue refunds for anyone who missed the event due to timing mix-ups.
Webinar Platform: The webinar will be presented via Zoom and will require your system to allow the Zoom platform to be downloaded and ran to watch the live presentation. Log in instructions will be sent the day before the webinar to the email used during registration.
Webinar Access Email: If registered by November 12, 2018 access information will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar. If registered November 13 or 14, access information will be sent the morning of the webinar by 11:15 am CDT.
Who should attend?
ADEC webinars are for: grief counselors, therapists, hospice workers, clergy and social workers, psychologists, funeral directors, crisis intervention specialists, mental health professionals, suicidologists, death educators and anyone working closely with the dying or bereaved.
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