The Christi Center will host a live web viewing of the National Alliance for Grieving Children’s Fall Conference. The Fall Conference will focus on supporting on understanding the impact of death, dying, and bereavement among urban youth populations.
November 3rd, 11am-4pm
The Christi Center
2306 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
CEU’s are available for Social Work, LPC, and LMFT. Lunch and snacks provided.
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.