Featuring a free community grief lecture “Helping Children Who Are Experiencing Traumatic Grief” Wednesday, October 9

LEXINGTON, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2019) – In conjunction with its Eighth Annual Grief and Loss Professional Conference, Hospice of Davidson County is hosting a free community lecture at J. Smith YMCA in Lexington.

The free community lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9 from 6-8 p.m. and presented by Dr. Alison Salloum. Titled “Helping Children Who Are Experiencing Traumatic Grief,” Salloum will focus on understanding childhood traumatic grief responses, and how caring adults can help children experiencing traumatic grief.

On Thursday, October 10, Salloum will lead Hospice of Davidson County’s Eighth Annual Professional Conference on Grief and Loss from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year’s topic, “Grief and Trauma Intervention for Children,” will provide a framework for working with bereaved children who are experiencing post-traumatic stress.

The Grief and Trauma Intervention (GTI) for Children therapeutic model will be reviewed highlighting resilience, restorative retelling, and reconnecting strategies to use with children who are experiencing traumatic grief. Case examples and lessons learned during the development of GTI for Children will be discussed.

The registration fee for the one-day conference is $85 per person, $70 per person for three or more individuals representing the same organization, $60 for clergy and educators and $40 for students. Lunch is included with registration.

Salloum is a professor at the University of South Florida, School of Social Work. With extensive clinical experience in providing treatment for children and families who have experienced traumatic events, her research focuses on service delivery methods to address treatment barriers for children and their families.

Dr. Salloum is the author of Group Work with Adolescents After Violent Death, A Manual for Practitioners; Reactions to Trauma and Grief, A Workbook for Children, and more recently Grief and Trauma in Children.

The conference is approved for six continuing education credits via The Association for Death Education and Counseling and the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service and the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Both events will be located at the J. Smith YMCA’s 119 West Third Event Center in Lexington.

Registration is required and is now open for both events until October 4.

For more information or to register visit, hospiceofdavidson.org or call, (336) 475-5444.

About Hospice of Davidson County

For more than 30 years, Hospice of Davidson County has been a recognized leader in the advancement of quality end-of-life care across the Piedmont Triad region. Each day, the ACHC accredited agency provides comfort for more than 140 patients and their families, in a variety of locations, including private homes, in long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities and at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, the only inpatient hospice facility in Davidson County. For more information, please visit hospiceofdavidson.org or  Facebook.



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