Ambiguous Loss & How to Help Children Cope with Uncertainty
Monday, February 7th, 2022 from 6:30 pm- 8:00 PM EST
Do you know or work with children who:
- Are in foster care or being raised by grandparents?
- Are separated from their parents for long periods of time?
- Have parents with substance abuse?
- Were unable to attend a funeral or grieving ritual for a loved one?
- Have a caregiver or loved one who is missing?
These are just a few common examples of ambiguous loss, which is defined as a loss with unclear boundaries. This lack of closure and rituals around the complicated experience of ambiguous loss can exacerbate behavioral health challenges for children. Please join this webinar to learn how ambiguous loss impacts children and what adults can do to help them manage their constant questioning and uncertainty. It is hosted by Deborah Willett and
the Coatesville Center for Community Health. The webinar will include a mental health presentation with psychotherapist, author, and childhood trauma consultant, Beth Tyson.
Time will be reserved at the end for a Q&A.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/AmbigLoss
Let's (NOT) Talk About It Podcast - Season 2, Episode 6
Left Behind: A Story of Murder Suicide
Sara Cobb is, unfortunately, no stranger to death and grief. Her oldest brother, Stephen, died as a child
when he climbed up a power pole. He was electrocuted while his younger brother, Skyler, helplessly
watched. Skyler was never the same after that. Decades later, Sara received a call that Skyler and his
fiancée had died in a murder-suicide. This unimaginable tragedy led Sara to learn about grief counseling,
mental health and trauma in order to help others. She formed the first-ever support group for
murder-suicide survivors -- a club no one wants to belong to, as she puts it.
The episode is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Follow Let's (NOT) Talk About It on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LNTalkaboutit
Visit the Let's (NOT) Talk About It website at: https://letsnottalkaboutit.com/
Understanding Your Grief: Support Group for Fathers
Grieving dads, you are invited to join Eric's House for their virtual
Understanding Your Grief: Support Group for Fathers. Men who have lost a
child or stepchild of any age to substance abuse, suicide, or sudden trauma
are welcome to join. Sessions run for 9 weeks on a weekly basis. They begin
on Tuesday, August 17 and end on October 12, 2021. Eric's House makes all
groups affordable. As a non-profit dedicated to healing broken hearts, they ensure that everyone who needs support gets support. The fee for all
groups is 45, which covers materials and expenses only. If you simply don’t
have the resources to cover their fee, they will help.
Please call 855-896-5658 or visit www.ericshouse.org for more
information, and follow @ericshouse88 on Instagram.
You DO NOT have to live in Arizona to join this group!
The Biology of Trauma: Solutions Series for Mental Health, Addictions and Burnout
FREE from July 19-25, 2021
Trauma becomes our biology, and stored in the body, becomes the unconscious program running our mental and
physical health to exhaustion. Join the Biology of Trauma Series to find science-based solutions for resilience and recovery!Gain effective and cutting-edge strategies for moving from a state of overwhelm to calm and solutions
for addressing biological imbalances triggered by and causing trauma.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/BioOfTrauma
Trauma Healing Support Circle
All are welcome to join this entirely online trauma support group hosted by
For You Network. This group is is welcoming, non-judgmental, all inclusive group for everyone. It will be especially helpful for those with a desire to heal the impact of trauma, support the healing of a loved one, and connect with other people on similar journeys of recovery. Whether the sudden and tragic death
of a loved one, an unexpected severe physical injury, an unhealthy relationship ending in heartbreak, a humiliating experience in childhood, a chaotic and
dysfunctional upbringing, sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide by
someone close to you or thoughts of it yourself, addiction habits, battle with
mental health illness, or any other form of trauma you have endured.
You are not alone.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 6:15 PM MST – 7:30 PM MST
Follow the For You Network on Facebook and visit their events page for
details on how to join the support group circle. See the discussion posts in each scheduled event for link to join the group on Google Meet video chat
(video is optional, you can just use audio if you prefer).
**Adults and mature teens only**
Silent Night Support
Thursday, Dec 24, 2020, Christmas Eve from 3:00 - 3:45 PM EST
Are you silently grieving a loss? For those missing a loved one this Christmas Eve, all is NOT calm and bright.
Silent Night Support is a virtual meeting to honor and speak of the people in our lives that we love but
can't be with this Christmas Eve.
The loss you or your family is experiencing does NOT have to be due to the death of a loved one.
Please attend if you are grieving a loved one you can't be with for any reason. It could be addiction,
incarceration, or untreated mental health issues, among other unfortunate situations.
This is a non-religious event and all are welcome.
Come to honor your loved one and find a few moments of comfort amongst the chaos.
If you would like to participate in the family-friendly grief activity that will be demonstrated,
please have the following available:
Small candle - electronic candles are better for young children
A clear glass jar candle holder
Clear modge podge
Tissue paper in different colors
A photo of the loved one (optional)
Words cut from a magazine that honor the loved one
Take care of yourself, find a moment of comfort and share your loss with others who can hold it with you this Christmas Eve. This special event will be hosted by Beth Tyson, MA, a psychotherapist, grief and trauma
specialist, and "motherless mom". She created Silent Night Support because she wants to offer you a
space to express your grief and connect with others on this tender night.
To learn more about Beth Tyson, Trauma Care please visit her website www.BethTyson.com.
Please register now to save your spot at https://tinyurl.com/silentnightsupport
Saturday Support with From Grief To Growth
Saturday Support is a virtual drop-in support group designed to connect individuals living with traumatic grief or who have experienced a sudden, unexpected loss. Moderated by Dr. Jennifer R. Levin of From Grief To Growth, these meetings will be held each Saturday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM(PST) through the end of 2020.
Meetings will provide participants an opportunity to share their experiences, learn more about traumatic grief, and gain new coping mechanisms and resources to help manage trauma and grief. These Meetings will take place over Zoom and will be interactive in nature (all participants will be encouraged to share their audio and video).
Saturday Support is not a therapy group and is available to participants throughout the United States. Privacy, respect, and confidentiality is expected from all group participants. The fee for Saturday Support is $20 per meeting and pre-registration is required. You can pre-register for whichever date(s) you like.
Register at: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/saturday-support
Writing Through Loss and Trauma with David Kessler & Andrea Cagan
Your story is important and you deserve the tools and encouragement to write it and share it. Grief expert, David Kessler & Author and best-selling editor, Andrea Cagan invite you to join them in their
5-week online workshop, Writing Through Loss and Trauma, where they will teach you a step-by-step method for how to write the story that your inner voice is telling you to share. This course combines grief support and writing guidance in every step of the way. Each week, you will receive three new teaching videos and a homework assignment. You will also be invited into a writer’s community where members
will encourage and support each other. Everything will be recorded so that you can access it when
it’s convenient for you, and you will be able to revisit the teaching again and again.
Registration is open now! Cost is $287. Payment plan available. (Not an affiliate.)
The program has a full money back guarantee.
To sign up visit: https://www.davidkesslertraining.com/writing-through-loss
Traumatic Grief is Different: 3 Truths Toward Hope
Register now for one of these two sessions....
Saturday, August 22nd, AT 10:00 am (PST) OR Friday, August 28TH, AT 5:00 pm (PST)
You won't want to miss this FREE upcoming virtual seminar hosted by From Grief To Growth,
discussing traumatic grief, specifically...
How traumatic grief differs from traditional grief.
Techniques to contain and cope with symptoms of both trauma and loss.
How growth IS possible during traumatic grief.
Register now to secure your spot! Space is limited and is secured on a first come-first-serve basis.
This seminar will not be available for replay so make sure to select the day and time that
best fits your schedule and register ASAP.
For more info and to register go to: http://ow.ly/6WHq50B1KXw
Parenting After Trauma
Presented by Beth Tyson, Psychotherapist, Parenting Coach & Children's Book Author
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM (EST)
If you or a loved once have experienced a trauma, please Beth for the latest research and
tools on how to cope with trauma and loss. You will walk away with practical tools and information that will shift your perspective on both you and your child’s behavior.
This webinar is open to adults, parents, caregivers, and professionals working with children.
She will explain what is considered a traumatic event, how it impacts the brain and nervous system, and
what we can do to move forward in life with a whole heart. There is always hope and the potential for
post-traumatic growth if we take the time to process our experiences. Beth used personal experience to
motivate her to become a specialist in trauma and loss therapy.
She not only knows the clinical tools to heal, but she has been through it herself.
Save your spot before they run out!
Register at: https://chipper-builder-2756.ck.page/2538d447bc
The Power of Presence: 3 Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One with Traumatic Grief
Presented by Jennifer R. Levin, PhD, of From Grief to Growth
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am (PST)
Watching a friend or loved one grieve the death of someone they love is heartbreaking.
Often we feel helpless by our inability to ease their pain and unsure of what to say or do.
This webinar will address why individuals grieving a traumatic loss have different
needs and how to support those you love during this difficult time. The webinar will
examine why it may be difficult to express appropriate sentiments to someone who is
grieving, and why our responses are often inadequate.
The webinar will also focus on…
Please share the registration link with anyone you know that may also benefit it.
Register for FREE at: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/the-power-of-presence-webinar
3 Tips for Talking to Children, Adolescents, and Teens about Traumatic Grief
When it comes to talking with adolescents and teens about the loss of a loved one,
many adults are unsure what and how much to say. This webinar explores how to
communicate with adolescents and teens about death and loss in an age appropriate manner.
It also covers normal grief responses among adolescent and teens and
identify red flags that may indicate maladaptive grief.
Watch the FREE replay at: https://tinyurl.com/3tipstraumaticgrief
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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