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.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Counseling Dept. – November 13, 2017 – Washington D.C.
I am always happy to be asked to guest lecture for the Diagnosis and Treatment Planning class at GWU. I of course focus on trauma.
A first time opportunity for me to present secondary trauma information to the lab staff and investigators who work on child exploitation cases in Alexandria.
The Marist Community – January 12, 2018 – Washington D.C.
I am very honored to again present information to this community. This presentation is about building resilience both individually, and as a community.
Montgomery County Child Welfare Services – January 22, 2018 – Rockville, MD
This is my second opportunity to provide information for this agency on how trauma impacts their clients and themselves.
MARYLAND STATE POLICE, Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce – February 7, 2018 – Columbia, MD
This is my third annual presentation of secondary trauma information I’ve presented to this incredible taskforce. This presentation supports their on-going wellness program.
Onion Lake Cree Nation – February 19 & 20, 2018 – Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
This is my first visit to the Onion Lake Cree Nation. The first day of training will be for professional support personnel in the community on trauma and ambiguous loss. The second day will be working with families who have a missing family member.
WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY, Day Long Grief Retreat – March 3, 2018 – Falls Church, VA
I have been doing these bi-annual day grief retreats for at least 8 years, and each one is unique and different as are the participants. It is truly an honor to spend the day with these folks, learning to process their grief.
Prince Albert YWCA – March 22 & 23, 2018 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada
I will be presenting information about trauma, trauma informed care, and self-care for first responders.
Justice Clearinghouse – April 5, 2018 – Webinar
AMBIGUOUS LOSS: THE IMPACT OF MISSING PERSONS ON VICTIMS, ADVOCATES AND JUDICIAL SYSTEM PERSONNEL – I’m excited to return to this venue to provide this one hour webinar.
Team HOPE of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – June 1-4, 2018 – Alexandria, VA.
For 15 years I have been very fortunate to provide training to parents of missing and exploited children on how to provide telephone support to other parents of missing and exploited children. This work is so very rewarding.