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National Conference Workshops

New workshops are marked with an *. Highlighted workshops have been sponsored. Please note workshops and presenters are subject to change without notice.

Circumstances of Our Loss

1 – A Flower Picked Too Soon: Panel Discussion on Loss of a Child Under Ten ~ Ann Khadalia
2 – Beyond Losing a Loved One to a Substance Related Cause ~ Barbara Allen
3 – Loss of an Adopted Child ~ Peggi Johnson
4 – Death of an Adult Child – Married With Children ~ Cathy M. Kelly
5 – Death of the Difficult or Troubled Child ~ Marcia Alig
6 – Death to the Disease of Addiction – A Panel ~ Nancy Juracka
7 – Do You Really Know What Happened? ~ Theresa Iervolino
8 – How to Find Purpose After Your Child’s Suicide ~ Rebecca Tervo, Life Coach
9 – Loss Due to Miscarriage or Stillbirth: Shattering the Silence! ~ Kelly and Andy Kittel
10 – Loss of Infant and Toddler, A Panel ~ Julia West
11 – Loss to Homicide – A Panel ~ Donna R. Tusan
12 – Multiple Loss – A Panel ~ Roy Davies
13 – Stigmatized Losses ~ Dr. Sally O. Hastings
14 – Sudden Death Vehicular: A Panel ~ Ann Khadalia
91 – How Shame and Secrecy Complicate a Substance Related Loss ~ Nancy Juracka and Diana Lynn
96 – Death by Chocolate, Suicide or Overdose ~ Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen
99 – Loss to Long-Term Illness ~ Pat Timpanaro

FOR Couples

15 – Pregnancy & Parenting after Loss ~ Lydia Laba

FOR MEN

16 – For Men Only – Men’s Panel Discussing Grief as A Man ~ Jim Darby
17 – For Men Only: Women Explaining Women to Men ~ Bobbi Milne

FOR Grandparents

18 – When Grandparents Lose A Grandchild: Realities of Out of Sequence Loss ~ David Dieterle

Healing

19 – Finding a Purpose for Living After the Death of a Child/All Children ~ Kay Bevington
20 – The Gifts of Grief ~ Donna Goodrich
21 – Healing Guilt & Regret ~ Alan Pedersen
22 – The Healing Power of Establishing a Memorial Fund ~ Tim Meadows
23 – It’s Our Choice, It’s How We Survive ~ Lora & Dave Krum
25 – More Than Words Can Say ~ Nate McClendon
102 – Resilience, the Ability to Recover ~ Barbara Hopkinson
107 – Finding a Purpose After Losing a Child, Sibling or a Grandchild ~ Ghislaine Thomsen

Family relationships and grief

27 – Healing the Family Circle: How To Live With Each Other While Grieving ~ Allie Sims Franklin
30 – Sibling Panel for Parents-To Better Understand Surviving Siblings ~ Keith Singer
31 – Stepparents and Grief – It’s Complicated ~ Barbara & Roy Davies
32 – Sudden Loss and Resulting Differing Perspectives of a Mother and Son ~ Denise Lourenco & Chris Lourenco
104 – Remember, As Far As Anyone Knows, We are a Nice Normal Family ~ Mary Lane
106 – Parents Perspectgive of Surviving Children – What About Me?

childless

33 – Am I Still a Parent? Becoming Childless ~ Marie Levine

Using creativity to help healing

34 – Getting and Choosing A Memorial Tattoo: Do’s and Don’ts ~ Pam & Barry Ronner
35 – Publishing Your Story – A Panel ~ Marie Levine

other topics related to grief

37 – Anger ~ Bob Baugher
38 – Advocacy: Creating Change After Loss to Substance Related Cause ~ Barbara Allen
39 – Chanting into Joy ~ Jason & Tracy Wendroff-Rawnicki
40 – The Compassionate Friends: Inclusion and Diversity – A Panel ~ Debbie Dullabaun
41 – Fitness & Grief ~ Steve Parker
43 – Grief and Faith ~ Dennis Apple
44 – Grieving a Stigmatized Loss; How We Heal (A Panel) ~ Sara Tagget
45 – The Healing Power of Ritual ~ Susan Chan
46 – Healing When Faith is Not an Option ~ Peggi Johnson
47 – Help I’m Worried About my Surviving Teen or Young Adult ~ Heidi Horsley & Gloria Horsley
49 – Nuestros Hijos e Hijas por Siempre en Nuestros Corazones ~ Nivia E. Vázquez & Mercedes Marqués
50 – Secondary Grief Losses Can Feel Like Going Crazy. Are You? ~ Bettie-Jeanne Rivard-Darby & Jim Darby
52 – Struggling to Reclaim My Faith ~ Dennis Apple
53 – Supporting Bereaved Siblings Ages 4 to 13 – The Unintentional Forgotten Grievers ~ Josie T. Herrera
54 – Supporting People After Suicide ~ Bob Baugher
55 – TCF 2019 Get the Grief Moving Exercise Class ~ Pamela Hagens
56 – Ten Things You Can Do to Change Your Life! ~ Heidi Horsley, Gloria Horsley & Alan Pedersen
97 – Making the Decision No One Should Have to Make ~ Dan Zweig
98 – When Is the Right Time to Pack Up My Child’s Room ~ Karen McCormick
101 – Grief as a Second Language – for Bereaved Parents and Grandparents ~ Stacy and Steve Parker
105 – Confessions of a Long-Term Griever ~ Kelly and Andrew Kittel
109 – LGBTQI+ for Parents/Grandparents ~ Stephen Stott

Siblings 9-12

58 – Dealing With Friends and Others at School ~ Donna Schuurman and Cindy Tart
59 – Scavenger Hunt ~ Dr. Heidi Horsley, Cortney Parker, and Cindy Tart
60 – Crafty Corner Hour ~ Allie Franklin and Tracy Edgemon
61 – Sharing My Sibling Through Writing and Music ~ Karen Snepp and Cindy Tart

Teen Siblings and Adult Siblings

62 – Am I Still A Sibling? ~ Lisa Cohen
63 – Healing Through Connections ~ Sarah Hartranft & Jamie Herrera
64 – How’s Your Mother? ~ Jordon Ferber
65 – Issues and Tissues ~ Dylan Stoskus & Katelyn Stoskus
67 – Sibling Loss to a Substance Related Cause ~ Sarah Hartranft
68 – SIBS Stigmatized Losses ~ Tiana Marie Schwandt & Chris Foote

siblings 18+

69 – Dealing with Divorced/Separated Parents When You Lose Your Sibling and the Rest of Time ~ Louise Aliberti
70 – Grief and the Workplace ~ Kathryn Floor & Renae Anderson
71 – How To Start A Sibling Group ~ Keith Singer
72 – The Long-Term Impact of The Death of a Sibling In Childhood ~ Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT
73 – Honey, When Will You Smile Again? ~ Renae Anderson
74 – Sibling Loss Sucks! ~ Heidi Horsley
75 – Stuck in the Middle- Managing Your Own Grief When Parents Grieve Differently ~ Allie Noonan & Anna Wik
76 – Telling Your Story-Sharing your Loss with Others ~ Sydney Waclawik
77 – The Things People Say! ~ Brenda Ford
78 – Why Am I Still Crazy After All These Years? ~ Jordon Ferber & Cindy Tart
108 – Fitness and Grief for Siblings ~ Steve Parker
110 – Grief as a Second Language for Siblings ~ Stacy Parker

Siblings All ages

79 – Being a Bereaved Twin is Different – A Panel ~ Jason Wendroff-Rawnicki & Fred Donegan
80 – Finding Hope After the Death of a Sibling ~ Allie Sims Franklin
81 – Get a Grip on Grief ~ Maggie Bauer
82 – Got Ink? ~ Dylan Stoskus & Katelyn Stoskus
83 – Grief in Perspective: A Panel of Siblings and Parents ~ Lisa Miller Nalbantov & Donald Miller
84 – Sibling Grief support for the LGBTQI+ Community ~ Stephen Stott
86 – Parents Being Parents: A Panel ~ Trish Stoskus & Bobbi Milne
87 – Sibling Panel for Siblings by Siblings ~ Keith Singer
88 – Suddenly Alone ~ Jordon Ferber
89 – Surviving Sibling Suicide Loss ~ Jessica Lincoln
90 – Where Did ALL My Friends Go? ~ Maggie Bauer

Friday Evening Workshops

94 – The Beat Goes On ~ Josh Robinson
95 – Grief Yoga for Releasing Pain and Honoring the Life Lived ~ Paul Denniston
48 – Moving Out of GUILT, SHAME, and REGRET ~ Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen
36 – Reading Your Way Through Grief ~ Ronald Gallacher

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