Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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New Song Church Community Center 
220 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212

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Alex Rice 
VOA Al Forthan Scholarship 

Disarming Despair: Supporting Those Who Grieve with Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW

Please join us for the upcoming training, Disarming Despair: Supporting Those Who Grieve with Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW on Wednesday, February 13th from 8:30am-12:00pm (registration starts at 8:00). The training cost is $60 - Includes three CEUs from ACCBO. All proceeds go towards the VOA Al Forthan Scholarship to support students who come from families impacted by addiction.


This training will provide an overview of loss and grief and describe the process of recovery for those who grieve. Examples of loss throughout the lifespan, including losses specific to trauma, illness, and other life changes  will be provided. Interventions to aid in the recovery from loss will be described. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore loss more deeply and consider what helps and/or hinders in recovery. How to recognize complicated grief will also be discussed. 

Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW

Susan Hedlund, LCSW, has been a social worker in the health care field for thirty years and has extensive experience working with individuals and families facing life threatening illness and loss. She is currently the Manager of Patient and Family Support Services at the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU. She was previously the Director of Social Services and Palliative Care for Hospice and Palliative Care of Washington County in Portland Oregon, and is an associate professor at the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University, as well as the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University.

To register please click below. If you have any question contact Alex Rice at arice@voaor.org or 503-802-0299.