Friday, November 4 at 11:15am to 3:30pm

Hosted at Lost & Found Grief Center- 1555 S. Glenstone Ave. Springfield, MO 65804

Lost & Found Grief Center is hosting the NACG’s Annual Fall Seminar. This is a shared as a webcast live from Houston, TX to audiences across the United States.
Each registration will include the 4 hour seminar, lunch, and afternoon refreshments. If you have food allergies, please call our office (417.865.9998) once you have registered, so we can make the needed accommodations. The seminar begins promptly at 11:30am. Check-in will be open at 11:00am and we ask that all attendees arrive by 11:15am to give plenty of time to get your lunch before the seminar begins.
*CEUs are available for this event at an additional cost upon registration. 

The topic for this upcoming seminar is “Supporting children and families following a stigmatized death.” Grief is a natural response to a death, but where 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 will explore ways we can stabilize and strengthen those grieving a suicide or homicide death as they integrate their losses into their lives.
Session 1: Children, Grief, and Violent Deaths, presented by Diane Vines, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S. Death and loss are adversities, and for a child, they can be classified as adverse childhood experiences. The degree to which they are traumatic and from which they can be healed depends upon several factors; one of the most important is the quality of the bereaved child’s relational resources.  As helpers, we can be vicariously impacted by others’ losses.  Ways to be at our best as we support the bereaved will also be discussed.
Session 2: Rooted in Hope: Grief After Suicide and Traumatic Loss, presented by Tina Barrett, EdD, LCPC. Grief is a natural – albeit complex – response to loss. Many times individuals feel hesitant to express their grief openly or authentically because of associated stigmas related to the death and a fear of judgment. In our time together, we will address unique considerations of grief and support after a death by suicide and practical tools for those providing care. We will also validate the emotional toll of grief and trauma care and dive into compassion resilience from three angles with opportunities for intentions to ground and stabilize the individuals making up the network of care.