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When Children Grieve: Grief Recovery for Children Involved in the Foster Care System

When: Friday, 04/26/2019 8:30am - 4:00pm Where: Pottawattomie Country Club 1900 Springland Ave, Michigan city, IN 46360

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Unity Foundation and Family Advocates have joined to offer this unique training opportunity to equip professionals with tools to better serve our local at-risk youth. Presented by Lois Hall, this presentation will focus on current research on the importance of Grief Recovery. Participants will learn information about why permanency is important to all youth, the impact of grief on the brain, the importance of a case plan and more offered in one of two sessions.

Pottawattomie Country Club
Michigan City, IN
$10 for training

Morning Session: 8:30am—11:30am or Afternoon Session: 1:00pm—4:00pm

* Myths and Misinformation
* How to do better in talking with and listening to youth
* ACE study
* What that has to say about our youth's behaviors and health status
* How grief and health risk behaviors link up.


Lois Hall lives in Westerville, Ohio. Lois has Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and in Education from Bowling Green State University, received in 1977. In 1985 Lois received her Master's Degree in Preventive medicine from the Ohio State University, College of Medicine. Professionally, Lois enjoyed a long and exciting career in Public Health at the Ohio Department of Health and then with the Ohio Public Health in December 2017, she has begun working even more to spread the word about the Grief Recovery Method.

Realizing that her work in Public Health touched on the physical aspects of various diseases and conditions, but generally not the emotional aspects, Lois went on a search for tools to address the grief resulting from the conditions she worked with - including Reye's Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Cancer and others. She found the Grief Recovery Method and knew right away that this was a method that would work - and that could be easily shared at the community level. Lois has been a Grief Recovery Specialist, Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, since August 1998. She became a national trainer for the Institute in 2002 and came on board with the GRI team in August 2016 as a consultant for quality improvement, research involvement and "other duties as assigned." Lois strongly believes that unresolved grief is a major - largely unaddressed - Public Health issue, and, as such, is now working to help bridge her two loves - Public Health and Grief Recovery - with the hope that together we can "make a difference, one life at a time." Lois provides both group and one-on-one Grief Recovery Support Group programs, as well as the six-session program for When Children Grieve. Lois can also provide online Grief Recovery sessions one-on-one.

You can also print out the form, fill it out, and fax to 219-362-9114 or mail it to:

Family Advocates
1005 Michigan Ave
La Porte, IN 46350