Trainings and Conferences

Trainings and ConferencesWhether you are looking to start a new children's grief center, revamp an existing program, or search out new ideas these trainings may be the answer for you. Several of your colleagues have developed amazing training opportunities for you to take advantage of. The list below is just a few of the trainings available. If you know of a training that you think should be added please email that information to

 July 2017

Developing Peer Grief Support Programs for Children and Teens

International Summer Institute at The Dougy Center~ July 24-28, 2017 Portland, OR

Join The Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to discover the fundamentals of developing and operating peer support groups for grieving children, teens, and families. Learn with colleagues from around the United States and beyond who plan to start or who have already directly established programs for grieving children.

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 July 2017

41st annual Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication! July 12-14 Portland, OR

In this 3-­‐day workshop, we will explore these questions and learn key essentials when working with children, and their families, who have experienced war, forced migration, and the threat of cultural devastation. Using strengths-­‐based approaches, we will share cultural teachings and current practices honoring our children in a relational manner for intercultural wellness and success.


On Demand

Hospice Foundation of America

Hospice Foundation of America offers a series of online webinars with prominent experts focusing on adolescents and grief. HFa's Senior Bereavement Consultant Dr. Kenneth Doka is joined by another grief expert for each program; topics include: youth suicide (with Dr. Jack Jordan); , Adolescents and Traumatic loss (with Dr. Carla Sofka); and Adolescents Coping with Life-Threatening Illness (with Dr. Nancy Hogan).  HFA Webinars are affordable ways to conveniently access information from some of the best-known names in the field; the programs are archived online and can be used for both individual education or as a staff or volunteer training opportunity. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for a wide range of professionals and are included in the registration price. 

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