Sunday, April 6, 2014
Bridges is presenting this year's Living with Grief program from the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). Entitled “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss,” this training is sponsored by McAlister Smith Funeral Homes, which is also hosting the event on April 10, from 1:30-5 p.m. at their location at 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, S.C.
“Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss” focuses exclusively on the issues that this age group faces as they cope with grief. Adolescence, broadly defined as the time period from middle school to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which identity, independence and intimacy are formed. Illness and loss profoundly influence these processes. Adding to the challenge is the fact that adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic – deaths by accident, suicide and homicide.
This HFA program explores the ways that health care workers, hospice staff, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss. For full program details, see HFA's website at www.hospicefoundation.org
Information and assistance is available at www.bridgessc.org. For personalized consultation, call 843-216-7323.