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April 9, 2008 > Living with Grief teleconference

Living with Grief teleconference

Submitted By Judy Conner

Losing a parent, sibling or close parental figure can be devastating to a child or teen. Studies have demonstrated that adults who were unable to grieve as children are at increased risk for developing depression and anxiety. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is co-hosting a teleconference, "Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents," that will discuss strategies for working with these grieving children and adolescents, and how those who care for grieving teens can be empowered to provide effective support.

Scheduled for April 16, 2008, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, the teleconference, offered by the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), is open to the general public. The program will be webcast at the Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room, 2400 Stevenson Blvd and is co-sponsored by the Alameda County Library Adult Services.

Frank Sesno, Professor of Media and Public Affairs Policy at George Washington Hospital and Special Correspondent with CNN, will moderate a prestigious panel of ethicists, educators and hospice experts that will focus on current theories and provide hands-on ideas and strategies. A panel of local experts will field questions from the audience at the conclusion of the program.

The first 10 attendees to sign-in on the day of the teleconference will receive a free copy of the companion book: Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents compliments of our event partner, Neptune Society of Northern California. A $15 fee, payable by check at the conference, will include a drink, snack and admission to the teleconference. This program has been approved for 3 continuing education credits and may apply to RNs, LVNs, MFTs and LCSES. CEU's are available directly from HFA.

Registration deadline is April 9, 2008. For more information or to register: call (408) 481-3220, press 6, enter ext. 6365 or visit

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