August 19, 2021

Feeling overwhelmed? Join us for a fall series on grief, loss and trauma.

The uncertainty of 2020 has continued into 2021. As we face reentry and a return to past routines, we continue to weather changes in our community. This can lead to anxiety, isolation, anger, sadness and stress as we learn to adapt to our ever-changing world.

Beginning on September 14, the Horizon Foundation, in partnership with Gilchrist and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, is hosting a fall series on grief, loss and trauma. This virtual series will include four 1-hour sessions that frame the losses we have faced – and continue to face – as a grief experience. We will discuss grief responses and provide realistic strategies to sustain yourself and support others in the face of grief and trauma exposure.

Attendees can register for more than one session. Topics will include:

  • “Caring for Yourself” – Tuesday, September 14, 10 AM
    • Learn healthy coping techniques and strategies to sustain yourself in the face of grief and trauma. Who should attend: everyone.
  • “Caring for Youth” – Tuesday, September 21, 10 AM
    • Learn tips on supporting children and youth in the face of uncertainty. Who should attend: educators, parents, health care providers and anyone who lives or works with youth.
  • “Caring for Older Adults” – Tuesday, September 28, 10 AM
    • Understand the unique needs of older adults, and learn tools to provide support through this time of uncertainty, grief and loss. Who should attend: health care providers, long-term care and assisted living providers and anyone who lives or works with older adults.
  • “Caring for Each Other” – Tuesday, October 5, 10 AM
    • Our community – and our world – has grieved in many ways this past year. The losses, injustices and inequities we have experienced can impact our mental health. Come learn more about what it means to grieve as a community, and how we can best support each other through times of trauma. Who should attend: everyone

Each session will be recorded and made available to registrants at the end of the series. Register today and join us to learn important coping strategies as we continue to navigate these challenging times together.


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