Children’s Webcast Grief Conference
Building Resilient Schools and Communities: Lessons Learned
Location: Virtual via Zoom | Bridges of Hope 1691 Turnbull Ave. North Charleston
For Children’s Grief Awareness Month, Bridges of Hope will again host a Virtual Fall Conference on Children’s Grief presented by National Alliance for Children’s Grief. This year’s conference entitled “Building Resilient Schools and Communities: Lessons Learned” will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021. * No CEU’s are available for this viewing. This popular webcast will feature thought leaders from the field of childhood bereavement who appeal to a diverse audience, including, funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support professionals.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT – Building Resilient Communities and Schools After a Mass Tragedy presented by Stephanie Cinque, LMSA
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT – Utilizing Grief Support to Build Resilient Communities and Schools presented by Darcy Walker Krause, MSW, LSW, J.D.; and Jayme Banks Ph.D.
Session 1 Details: Building Resilient Communities and Schools After a Mass Tragedy
Speaker: Stephanie Cinque, LMSW
Description: The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) will be sharing how a community responds after a mass trauma. When a large-scale event happens in your community, like the shooting at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012 life changes for everyone. What steps are taking for recovery, what lessons were learned and how we move forward. This session will also address responding in schools with a trauma informed approach and building resilient children.
- Explain trauma and its many forms
- Describe how the brain responds to trauma
- Discuss how you can continue to support your community years after a traumatic event
Session 2 Details: Utilizing Grief Support to Build Resilient Communities and Schools
Speakers: Darcy Walker Krause, MSW, LSW, J.D.; Jayme Banks, PhD
Description: Having built a strong connection to support Philadelphia’s children and youth, Dr. Jayme Banks, Director of Trauma-Informed Practices at the School District of Philadelphia, and Darcy Walker Krause, J.D., LSW, Executive Director at Uplift Center for Grieving Children, will share how their organizations have worked together to create grief supports for students in the school setting. Dr. Banks and Ms. Walker Krause will guide participants through the literature around resiliency, examine how the grief and post-crisis support collaboration fosters resiliency in the school setting, and will discuss other innovative collaborative responses, including the award-winning Philly HopeLine created as a response to the pandemic.
- Discuss the ways that grief and loss impact youth in the school setting
- Identify how grief support can foster resilience and what kind of specific models are in practice.
- Assess ways of creating resiliency-fostering supports and partnerships in your community.
*For more information about the live webcast held on November 5, 2021, please visit https://app.ce-go.com/nacg-annual-fall-conference/home