Grief Seminar

Good Grief: Supporting Families and Fostering Resilience
14th Annual Grief Seminar

The Annual Grief Seminar is co-hosted by the Goshen College Social Work Education Program and Ryan’s Place, and in partnership this year with the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

Register here for the 14th annual Grief Seminar on Friday, September 22, 2017.


Good Grief: Supporting Families and Fostering Resilience

Internationally recognized speaker, Donna Schuurman, Senior Director for Advocacy and Training and Executive Director Emeritus at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families, will share her extensive knowledge on topics related to grief and families. She has trained the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FBI’s Rapid Deployment teams, as well as medical personnel, NGO staff and caregivers following major disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, Japan’s 1995 Kobe earthquake and 3/11 tsunami, and the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newtown, CT. Donna is the author of Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent, and has written extensively on topics related to bereaved children, adults and families.

Seminar: “Good Grief: Supporting Families and Fostering Resilience:”

Topics will include:

  • Best Practices in Youth Suicide Prevention,
  • Fostering Resilience in the Aftermath of Trauma and Loss,
  • Supporting Families after a Death, and
  • Ten Things to Know About Successful Self-Care.

Where:  Goshen College
1900 S. Main Street, Goshen, Indiana

When: Friday, September 22, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Before September 16: $70 ($30 students and retired professionals).
After Sept. 15: $85 ($40 students).
Registration fee includes lunch, snacks, resource notebook, access to the vendor fair, and a CEU certificate for six hours.

Feel free to contact Veronica Berkey with any questions:

Veronica Berkey

Grief Seminar Organizer


Register by September 15th to save $10-15!

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