Sarah Kye Price, PhD / Perinatal Bereavement: Losses that Span a Lifetime
When a pregnancy ends or a baby dies, women and families often live silently within the shadow of their unseen and unspoken grief. This opening session offers a theoretical foundation for understanding the silence that exists around perinatal loss, and describing effects that unresolved reproductive losses can have across a lifetime. Drawing from her work as both a grief therapist and academic social worker, Dr. Price situates the personal experience of perinatal bereavement within our understanding of how we grieve emotionally, cognitively, and interpersonally, and offers a framework for working through our own loss experiences, as well as supporting others who grieve.
Alan Forrest, EdD / Being with Loss: Mindfulness as the Basis for Compassionate Self-Care
Working in a professional capacity with the losses of others can be overwhelming until we have learned to be present with our own feelings of grief. During this experiential session, we will bring our attention inward to explore the edges of physical discomfort and emotional discomfort, and use the lens of this awareness to develop our capacity to mindfully navigate our own experience of loss.
Tammy Ruiz, RN / Visiting Their Sacred Ground: Communicating with the Newly Bereaved
Nursing, medical, counseling or social work students: $100 (must present a valid student ID at event registration)
Nonprofit organizations: Receive a 20% discount when two or more staff members register at the same time. Please call 804-612-6366 to for this option.Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the registration tuition.