Grief Education Series

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Becoming Grief Informed: Supporting Families Following a Traumatic Loss

With the significant rise in sudden and traumatic deaths, it is crucial that professionals are prepared to support the unique needs of children and families on their grief journey. We invite you to join us as we learn to support and respond to children, families, and communities impacted by the deaths of people from overdose, suicide, homicide, or substance use. Sessions will feature experts and include a panel discussion of family members who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Healthcare professionals, grief specialists, social workers, counselors, private practice therapists, school personnel, faith leaders, bereavement volunteers, funeral professionals, and community leaders interested in supporting grieving families are encouraged to attend.

July 27: Support After an Overdose Death

September 28: Support After a Suicide

November 16: Support After a Homicide

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 9 am Registration, Breakfast & Resource Tables
9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Education Sessions
*A prepackaged lunch will be provided

The Carlisle
435 E. Butterfield Rd.

Lombard, IL 60148

Admission fee: $25 per session 

Continuing Education Credits will be provided for nurses, social workers, and related professionals.

For questions or exhibit space, contact Kristin James at

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Molly Conley at