Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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518 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Leigh Bluestein 

Managing Grief in the Age of the 24 hour News & Social Media Cycle 

Watching, reading and listening to the news and reactions of disasters or tragedies give many people pause and a sense of empathy for those affected. For those coping with grief, theses news and social media stories penetrate much closer to home. Grieving is hard enough without the constant reminders and bombardment of sad and tragic streams of media. This program will address how media exposure can complicate the grieving process and offer ways to cope or help others cope with the stream of the 24 hour news and communication cycles. Learn skills and strategies to find the balance between living in our current world and engaging in the support and self-care needed following a loss.

About the Presenter: Julie Baron, LCSW-C,  is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in the treatment of adolescents and adults.  Ms. Baron graduated from Boston University with her Masters in Social Work.  She has twenty five years of experience working with adolescents and their families in community based mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, home based crisis stabilization programs, public and private schools, and private practice providing individual, group, and family therapy and advocacy services.  She practices evidence-based relational strategies to engage her clients in intervention and empower them in reaching their goals.  She writes articles and blogs and trains adolescents, parents, and professionals on various topics related to adolescent development and social culture, such as bullying and cyber-socializing, positive school climate, and practicing therapy with adolescents and young adults. She owns and manages Julie Baron and Associates, a private practice in Rockville, MD and is the co-author of What Works With Teens: A Professional’s Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change, New Harbinger, April 1, 2015.