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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm CDT
Presented by Alicia S. Franklin
Alicia is a bereaved sibling, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, grief management specialist and a nationally board certified hypnotherapist. She is the author of Am I Still A Sister? and a contributing author in Dear Parents and The Dying and Bereaved Teenager. She co-authored A Place For Me: A Healing Journey for Grieving Kids, Footsteps Through Grief, The Other Side of Grief and Finding Your Way Through Grief with her mother, Darcie D. Sims. She is featured in the video, When A Loved One Dies: Walking Through Grief As A Teenager. A former Captain in the Air Force, Alicia designed the pediatric social work program for Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB and also served as the Chief of Mental Health at Columbus AFB. Her military service included leading the Critical Incident Stress Teams at two different bases. Emerging as an internationally recognized authority on children and grief, Alicia has designed an award winning self-help model for children’s grief support programs that has been implemented nation-wide. Alicia is the president of Grief International and a consultant for Grief, Inc.
Suicide can bring with it feelings of failure, disgrace,
humiliation, shame, guilt, blame, dishonor, embarrassment and
overwhelming pain that can plague the survivors for years. Not only do
survivors have to cope with the sudden loss of a beloved son or
daughter, but there is also society's stigma associated with suicide. We
consciously or subconsciously face the false assumptions, bias,
religious judgments, and prejudice against the person or the parents
faced with death by suicide. As surviving parents of their son's
suicide, the Jensens hope to add new light on this subject by #1
EDUCATING and #2 EQUIPPING people with information that helped them on
their grief journey to cope with the aftermath of suicide. Presenters: Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen
Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen
are authors, international speakers, dramatists, and sign artists with
LOVE IN MOTION Signing Choir. They co-founded the Create Loving
Relationships Ministry. The Jensens live in San Diego and have been
married 25 years. They have two sons (one in San Diego and one in
heaven) and three wonderful granddaughters.
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