Friday, October 20, 2017, 9 am-4:30 pm
The Verve, Crowne Plaza
1360 Worcester Street (Rte. 9), Natick, MA
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017
The conference will provide useful ideas and strategies for helping adolescents who have experienced traumatic loss, especially loss following the suicide death of a peer. We will present current best practice concepts for responding to schools and community organizations. A significant focus of responding to violent loss, including suicide deaths, is the prevention of further suicides. We will focus on how "changing the narrative" about suicide to traumatic loss leads to wellness and hope. Given the particularly important role of social media, we will also address the ways in which social media and online experiences can help create a narrative of healing and hope.
"Making Sense of the Map: Journeying with Teens through Traumatic Grief and Helping them Identify Healing Connections"
Together we will explore what it's like to journey with grieving teens, and look into creative ways of building connections to help them feel valued, recognized, and safe enough to tell stories while finding hope on the road to healing.
Stephanie Handel, LICSW, is a child and family therapist who has over 15 years of clinical expertise in grief and trauma at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, DC.
"Can User-generated Content (Still) Save Lives?"
This talk will compare user-generated content vs. agency-created social media, explore the ethics of incorporating consumer stories into our messaging, and highlight tools that are currently available to reach users.
Christopher Gandin Le, Chief Executive Officer at Emotion Technology, LLC in Austin, TX, works to save lives by working with social web companies, federal agencies, and policymakers to prevent suicide and promote mental health online.
"Responding in Schools and Communities: Stories from the Field"
Jim McCauley, LICSW, is the Co-founder and Associate Director
of Riverside Trauma Center, and Larry Berkowitz, EdD, is the Co-founder and Director of Riverside Trauma Center. Both have over 25 years of clinical experience and program management. They have extensive experience supporting schools, communities, and organizations following sudden traumatic losses.
Register by 9/15/17 to pay the discount rate of $128 per person or $115 per person for groups of 4 or more. The regular registration cost (deadline is 10/6/17) is $141 per person or $127 per person for groups of 4 or more. $75 per person for Riverside Community Care employees.
Applications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh (email@example.com) for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education for Psychologists.*
Pre-registration is required. Complete the registration online and pay by credit card or, if you prefer, a hard copy of the registration form is available on our website.
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*Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs or instructors listed in this training announcement.