MHTTC Grief Sensitive Virtual Learning Institute

August 24, 2020

On behalf of all Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers    and the National Coordinating Office, we are pleased to announce that registration is open for the two-part, no-cost MHTTC Grief Sensitive Virtual Learning Institute    

In the wake of COVID - 19 and the loss and grief experienced by our communities and schools, we are offering a two-part MHTTC Grief Sensitive Virtual Learning Institute to provide grief sensitive approaches, evidence-based practices, tools and strategies for community and school practitioners. 


September 10 & 11th: Grief    Sensitivity Institute Part 1: Grounding ourselves in the basics    (frameworks, definitions, and foundational concepts)


November 12 & 13th Grief    Sensitivity Institute Part 2: Applying concepts to practice


The Institute includes:    

·        Tracked Learning- Each    Institute has four sessions with three learning tracks (you are open to    attend any session in any track):


·        Grief Sensitivity


·        Evidence-Based Practices for Clinicians,    and


·        School Mental Health.

·        Reflective Discussion- On both days of each Institute, we’ll host optional breakout discussions for participants to join, listen and learn from each other’s expertise and experience.


·        Opening Keynote & Closing Activity-


·        On Day 1 of both Institutes, we open with a keynote from Dr. Kathy Schear, founder and director of the Center for Complicated Grief


·        On Day 2 of both Institutes, we close with a youth listening session on grief and healing 


Session Speakers:    

The speakers for each session will be replicated for Part 1 and Part 2 so that our learning is continuous and grows together. 

Please stay tuned for our upcoming announcement with session speakers, session descriptions, and session sign ups. In the meantime, a sneak preview:


·        Renowned author & scholar on death    education and counseling Dr. Kenneth Doka on disenfranchised grief


·        Death counseling and grief culture innovators like Michael Hebb, Dr. Candi Cann, and the co-founder and leaders from The Dinner Party    


·        National teachers and leaders who support school communities through loss, bereavement, and grief like Dr. David Schonfeld from the National Center for School    Crisis & Bereavement and professor and podcast creator Dr. Aaamina Norris    


·        Evidence based and culturally defined grief counseling practioners such as grief support center Our-House and Dr. Nadeau, faculty for the Association for Death Education and Advanced Grief Therapy teacher


·        And so many more incredible speakers to support our grief sensitivity workforce development.


Join us for some of the sessions, all of the sessions, one of the institutes or both; the MHTTC Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute aims to provide us with tools    and strategies that can be used when addressing the needs of individuals    experiencing grief and loss during COVID-19 and beyond. 







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