Published on October 11, 2022
Support for grieving children and families
Join us on November 4 at Alive’s Grief Center for a FREE live stream viewing of the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) Fall Conference: Supporting Children & Families Following a Stigmatized Death. This event is valued at $250 but is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. Continuing Education Credits for mental health providers (LPC’s, LMFT’s, and Social Workers) are available for $45.00 (payable on-site at the event).
Grief is a natural response to a death, but when the death is by homicide, suicide, or overdose, the stigma associated with them can complicate the grief experience for the griever. As a result, stigmatized deaths create important considerations when supporting children and families. Our speakers, Diane Vines (MA, LMFT-S, LPM-S, RPT-S) and Tina Barrett (EdD, LCPC), will explore ways we can stabilize and strengthen those grieving a suicide or homicide death as they integrate their losses into their lives.
When: November 4, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Alive’s Grief Center (1721 Patterson St. in Nashville, TN)
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Welcome
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.: Session I: Children, Grief, and Violent Deaths, presented by Diane Vines, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: Break – Optional tour of Alive Hospice’s Residence and Grief Center
1:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Session II: Rooted in Hope: Grief After Suicide and Traumatic Loss, presented by Tina Barrett, EdD, LCPC
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Farewell
Reservations required. This event is valued at $250 but is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. Continuing Education Credits for mental health providers (LPC’s, LMFT’s, and Social Workers) available for $45.00 (payable on-site at the event). Refreshments will be provided.
Mark your calendars for our second Culture and Mourning event on Saturday, October 29 when we celebrate Día de los Muertos at Center 615! Register here!