November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month. Join us for this Live Webcast on Children’s Grief!
For Children’s Grief Awareness Month, New Hope for Kids in collaboration with the National Alliance for Grieving Children will host a Fall Webcast on Children’s Grief.
Understanding the Impact of Death, Dying, and Bereavement among Urban Youth Populations
Death, dying, and bereavement in urban communities are themes that appear almost daily in news headlines. Rarely is there any discussion on a national level as to how this impacts the lives of children and teenagers living in urban communities. However, death in the family and in the community has a huge impact on the daily lives of urban youth.
This presentation will provide insight into the challenges faced by urban children and teenagers grieving the death of people in their lives and in their communities. Education, Mental Health, Funeral Service, Religious and Bereavement Professionals have a unique opportunity to provide support and understanding to youth in the urban community.
Our panel of three professionals living and working with children and teenagers in high need urban communities will share their personal experience working with this population. They will share information about the impact of grief on the lives of urban youth, and provide insight into how to help bereaved youth in the urban community in culturally informed and sensitive ways.
Leon Henry is the Violence Reduction Manager for Operation Cease Fire, an initiative specifically aimed at reducing youth gun violence. Mr. Henry brings over 25 years’ experience working in underserved communities, with an emphasis on addressing community responses to violence in their neighborhoods.
Alesia K. Alexander, MSW, LCSW, CT is the founder and Executive Director of Project KARMA, Inc., a non-profit organization created to support at-risk young people aged 5-18, facing loss and possible gang involvement.
Kaaren Andrews is the principal at Seattle’s “last-chance high school”, Interagency Academy, an alternative high school for at-risk teens.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
New Hope for Kids
544 Mayo Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Noon – 5:00 pm EST
Free or $35, if 4.5 CEs required Psychologists, Counselors, MFT’s & Social Workers, Police, Civic Leaders, School Administrators
Parking is available on site.
Seating is limited to 50 people
Please register by October 26, 2016.
If CEUs are required, please go to
www.newhopeforkids.org/donate and enter “webinar” in designated drop-down.
If CEUs are NOT required, please register by calling 407-331-3059 ext 10 or