NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN – August 17,2017 – Missing Children of Color: Challenges and Opportunities – Alexandria, VA
I am very happy to have been asked to facilitate the pilot meeting for this cutting edge activity at the Center. This meeting will pull together community and agency leaders in the Washington DC area to begin to identify factors that lead to the disproportionately high numbers of missing children from communities of color.
ACTIVE VOLUNTEER TRAINING – Team HOPE of the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children – Dallas, TX – August 18-21, 2017
I am happy to once again be providing a number of workshops and support activities to these exceptional volunteers, who provide telephone support to parents of missing children.
LAURA RECOVERY CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN SIBLING PROJECT – September 13 – 18, 2017 – Galveston, TX
The Sibling Project aims to address the void experienced by children whose sibling is abducted and the lack of resources available to address their very specific needs. This project is with young adults who have survived the abduction of a sibling and aims to give them a voice to help their younger self. I have been asked to create, facilitate and support a safe environment in which the siblings may tell their stories.
SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGIES – September 27, 2017 – Conference – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
I am very much looking forward to speaking at this conference on the effects of trauma on the mental health of Indigenous people. Specific topics include the effect of trauma on the body, brain and mind, and intergenerational trauma.
PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN – A variety of agencies providing services to families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have requested a two day training – October 3-4, 2017
The first day of training will be for the professionals, the second day for the families. The training will include trauma, ambiguous loss, and intergenerational trauma among other topics.
WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY – October 14, 2017 – Falls Church, VA
Once again I am honored to be facilitating this bi-annual, day long grief retreat for donor family members. This will be the first retreat at WRTC’s new location.
Regina Palliative Care Inc. – November 2-3,2017 – Caring Hearts Conference – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I am fortunate to be participating in this first conference dealing with issues of Bereavement, Trauma and Missing Persons.
Regina Palliative Care Inc. – November 3-5, 2017 – Caring Hearts Retreat – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I will continue from the conference to be the principal facilitator for this retreat. This unique and dedicated retreat will provide 40 professional individuals with the opportunity to further develop their coping skills and build upon their own self-care plans.
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND DEVELOMENT, COLLEGE OF NURSING, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN – November 6, 2017 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
This training will be for First Nations homecare nurses and will include topics such as trauma, ambiguous loss and intergenerational trauma.
PROVINCIAL OPERATIONS INTELLIGENCE BUREAU, ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE – November 8, 2017 – Fall Conference – Minette, Ontario, Canada
I’ve been asked to present on the topics of First Responder Trauma, secondary trauma, and first responder self care.
NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASKATCHEWAN – A variety of agencies providing direct services to families have requested a two day training – December 12-13, 2017.
This training will focus on trauma and ambiguous loss.