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Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss on April 10

Posted Mar. 19, 2014

Kent State University at Stark will join more than 2,000 organizations across the United States and Canada as a host of the 21st annual Living with Grief program. Sponsored by the Hospice Foundation of America, Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss, will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 2–5 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. The program is free of charge and open to the public. No tickets are required. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss is moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, and will be shown via live, streaming webcast. The program will feature a panel of experts who will focus exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. During the significant developmental period from middle school years to emerging adulthood, adolescents form identity, independence and intimacy. Illness and loss, especially by traumatic nature – accident, suicide and homicide – profoundly influence these processes. The program, which is intended for both professionals and laypeople, will also entail how to support staff members who interact with adolescents. Local sponsors include Canton Regional Area Health Education Center (CRAHEC), Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center Hospice.
Three (3) continuing education credits will be granted by the Hospice Foundation of America for a wide range of professions at an online processing fee of $15 until April 24, 2014, with a $5 charge for each additional certificate requested. After this date, the continuing education fee is $25 until April 9, 2015. A professional board license number is required for online credits.
To register for this program, arrange for continuing education credits or to receive more information, contact Sally Lavery, CRAHEC coordinator, at 330-244-3293 or