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The NAGC would like to honor the time we would have all been together in Tempe, Arizona for the Annual Symposium. As the symposium is cancelled this year, we are taking a little time to be "In Community" with each other over the days we would have been together in person. This is a free event open to any professional who supports grieving children, teens, and families. Registration is required and is limited to 500 participants.

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Update on the NAGC Symposium

May 7, 2020

I wanted to provide an update concerning Symposium. First and foremost, I want you to know that safety is of the utmost importance to us. With this in mind, we have cancelled this year's symposium in Tempe, AZ.

The NAGC is still planning on holding an event during the designated days: NAGC In Community- June 17-19th. My hope is that you will continue to reserve those days on your calendar so you can be connected to the NAGC community during that time.
 
We are working behind the scenes to refund the registrations that have been made to date. This process is taking longer than we had initially expected. Your patience is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for all you are doing in support of bereaved children.
Stay safe.

Vicki

Vicki Jay
Chief Executive Officer
National Alliance for Grieving Children
5109 – 82nd Street, Suite 7 #1117, Lubbock, Texas 79424

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Lessons from the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: From Trauma to Transformation

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April 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Free for NAGC Members
$60, Guests  (or become a member HERE to receive member discounts on NAGC Online Learning.)
$75, Guests with Continuing Education Credit

Presentation Description

The opioid crisis is devastating communities all across the United States. Many of us in the bereavement field have witnessed the impact that the crisis has on the children, teens and young adults that we serve. This presentation will begin with an overview of the impact of the opioid crisis on youth and the family structure. Next, the presentation will focus on the “4F” Trauma Personality Types and well as the rules and roles in addicted families. Finally, the presentation will focus on specific ways to support youth, their families, as well as the program volunteers and staff who work with youth. “Take-aways” and resources will be provided as part of the informative presentation. Discussion and questions are strongly encouraged.

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Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the impact that the current opioid crisis is having on the mental health and well-being of children affected by family addiction and a death due to substance use.
  2. Apply Pete Walker’s 4F Trauma Personality Types model to youth participants and use the model to design trauma-informed approaches to their programs.
  3. Identify Claudia Black’s rules and roles in addicted families and create alternative rules and roles based on a transformational approach to bereavement work.
  4. Share specific strategies to support youth and families in their local communities.

 

About the Presenters

Brian Maus, MA, LMFT is the Director of Addiction Prevention & Mentoring Programs at Eluna and is responsible for overseeing the national Camp Mariposa program. Camp Mariposa is an award-winning, evidence-informed addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been affected by the substance use disorder of a close family member. Camp Mariposa is offered in 13 urban and rural locations across the United States. Mr. Maus is a Licensed Couple and Family Therapist with 30 years of experience working with children, teens, and families from diverse backgrounds. He holds a Master of Arts degree from LaSalle University. Mr. Maus has written articles featured in national magazines and presented nationally at conferences such as the Child Welfare League of America, the National Mentoring Summit, and the National Symposium on Juvenile Services.

Jennifer Wiles, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT is the Director of Children’s Services for CareGroup Parmenter Hospice in Wayland, MA. She is the director of Camp Erin Boston and HEARTplaysm, an award-winning bereavement program for children, teens and young adults in the greater Boston area. She is an active member of NAGC, where she serves on the Education and Symposium Committees. She has presented her work at the National Symposium on Children’s Grief, the American Dance Therapy Association’s national and regional conferences, and at Lesley University. She has published articles on the Eluna website and the American Journal of Dance Therapy and has taught bereavement work internationally at the Apollo Institute, Beijing, China. Jennifer is a board-certified dance movement therapist/licensed mental health counselor and is on the adjunct faculty of Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences where she also serves as a clinical site supervisor.

Continuing Education

CE Learning Systems, LLC:

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors
CE Learning Systems and National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) are cosponsors of this program. The cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. CE Learning Systems is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.

New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

Many state licensing boards accept APA approval to meet CE requirements. If you are a Counselor, Psychologist, Social Worker, or MFT, please check with your licensing board to see if APA is acceptable.

CE Certificate and Evaluation Process

Approximately 3 days after the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email link to CE-Go (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

 Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete an evaluation forms for each session you attended
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at .

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The Unique Needs of Families Caring for Seriously Ill Children

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2020 Education Sponsor
Live NAGC Webinars are
made possible by funding from:
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New York Life Foundation 
 

May 12, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Free for NAGC Members
$60, Guests  (or become a member HERE to receive member discounts on NAGC Online Learning.)
$75, Guests with Continuing Education Credit

Presentation Description

While the death of a child is unimaginable, for nearly 45,000 families it is a reality every year. With the increasing number of children coping with chronic, complex and life-limiting conditions, it becomes more important we develop competencies and confidence in supporting bereaved parents and siblings. During this webinar, we will review key opportunities from time of diagnosis through the illness experience and into bereavement support that can help promote the healing and health of a family- and their community- following the death of a child. While it can be very difficult to shift “cure” to “care”, teams can develop skill sets that focus on optimizing the quality of life, evaluating the physical, emotional, social, developmental and spiritual needs of a family caring for a seriously ill child. We will highlight an interdisciplinary approach to supporting families through anticipatory grief, redefining hope, and the importance of meaning-making and legacy work.



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Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the unique psychological, social, developmental and spiritual needs of a seriously ill child and their family.
  2. Describe how patient-and family-centered care and cultural humility honor individual values and decision-making in the care of seriously ill children and their families.
  3. Identify at least three supportive techniques that promote healing and hope from the time of diagnosis through emotional journey into bereavement care for families caring for seriously ill children.

 

About the Presenters

Annie Zisk is a Certified Child Life Specialist who currently works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this role, she provides comprehensive developmental and psychosocial support to critically ill children, their siblings, and their families. Prior to this role, she completed a psychosocial fellowship in pediatric hospice and palliative care with the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at CHOP and her child life training at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, MD. She holds a specific interest in Patient-and Family-centered care, having completed an internship with the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care in Bethesda, MD. Annie holds degrees in Psychology and Art & Design from the University of Michigan.

Kristin James, LCPC, currently coordinates the Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition and Child Loss Coalition of Chicago. She has specialized in working with families coping with illness, trauma and loss for over twenty five years. Kristin has provided clinical consultation and extensive training, advocacy and education to medical teams, community agencies, and school systems throughout the Chicagoland area. She is an experienced clinician and has provided individual, family, and group counseling. Kristin developed a benchmarked program for Pediatric Bereavement Care at Lurie Children's Hospital/Children's Memorial Hospital and is nationally recognized as an expert in grieving children and bereaved parents. She has also participated in and published numerous research studies. Ms. James received her Masters in counseling from Loyola University.

 

Continuing Education

CE Learning Systems, LLC:

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors
CE Learning Systems and National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) are cosponsors of this program. The cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. CE Learning Systems is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.

New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
CE-Go, a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#6460). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

Many state licensing boards accept APA approval to meet CE requirements. If you are a Counselor, Psychologist, Social Worker, or MFT, please check with your licensing board to see if APA is acceptable.

CE Certificate and Evaluation Process

Approximately 3 days after the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email link to CE-Go (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

 Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete an evaluation forms for each session you attended
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at .

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KEEP CALM and Join Us

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2020 NAGC COVID-19 Response Sponsor
This webinar is
made possible by funding from:
 
New York Life Foundation 
 

March 26, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Pacific (1 hours)
Free

Presentation Description

When things seem like a crisis, an emergency, and out of control, one of the best things we can do is work hand-in-hand with each other to keep calm and keep doing our great work for those who are grieving. Please join our NAGC community webinar as Michelle A. Post, MA, LMFT leads us in a discussion of 4 steps to stay C.A.L.M. in times of stress.

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About the Presenter

Michelle Post, M.A., LMFT  is a psychotherapist (LMFT) and coach in Los Angeles. She has specialized in grief since 2003. Her grief work has paralleled stress management teaching since 2000. Since 2007, she deepened focus on burnout prevention for professionals. In 2019, Michelle launched her own international business to coach others via live & online training, selfcare retreats, and she travels to teach and consult. You can read more about her story and professional credentials at: www.PostInternationalInc.com and www.PostFamilyCounseling.com. Michelle uses transparency, vulnerability, and personal experience in her teaching like the fact that her friends have nicknamed her home, ‘The Magical Fun Palace.’

 

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