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Young Survivors Traumatic Grief Series: Three-Part CEU Webinar Series

July 15, 2022

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Session Information

Join us for a three-part CEU webinar series focused on traumatic grief and tragic loss for young survivors. You may attend any or all sessions, each worth 3.0 CEU’s for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC. The cost is $30 per session for CEU’s or $10 per session without CEU’s. Please register for each session separately.

Part 1 – Childhood Grief and Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye
September 16, 2022
12:00-3:00pm CST
3.0 CEU’s

Throughout this training, participants will discover the power of collaborative support and best practices for talking to children about an unexpected loss. Additionally, participants will acquire best practices for recognizing and regulating trauma symptoms and triggers and incorporating resilience-building stress management techniques with a grieving child. Moreover, participants will develop strategies for actively listening and validating the child’s experience as well as offering reassurance, validation, and emotional

Part 2 – Adolescent Grief and Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye
October 21, 2022
12:00-3:00pm CST
3.0 CEU’s

In the aftermath of a suicidal death, school or community shooting, or related tragic event, adolescents are likely to receive the news via a media outlet, social media, friend, or family member. They are seeking answers to better cope with their distress and the unforgettable loss of a neighbor, friend, school faculty or staff, or loved one. For adolescents, there may be greater implications for more detailed discussions about school and community safety and security, law enforcement and legislators enacting laws to protect school districts, and effectively regulating emotions after the crisis.

Part 3 – Gun Violence and Tragic Loss: Grief Support for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
November 18, 2022
12:00-3:00pm CST
3.0 CEU’s

“Grief Support for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults” expands upon part I and II of this three-part training series and deepens the practitioner’s real-world application for treating acute stress, grief, and trauma. While facing undesirable emotions and physiological symptoms, practitioners will introduce trauma narratives and exposure strategies to help young survivors alleviate cognitive distortions and emotional distress. Alongside trauma narratives and exposure strategies, participants will identify cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and evidence-based practices for modeling, role playing, and teaching young survivors stress relaxation management, grounding exercises, and mindfulness strategies.





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Tanika Johnson, EdD, MA, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Contributing Faculty Member, Continuing Education Presenter, and Education Consultant.  Dr. Johnson specializes in addiction, trauma, sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, crisis and behavioral health interventions, anxiety, mood disorders, perinatal disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger and impulse control, and self-management coaching.  She also has experience with education consulting and serving the special education community and the exceptional needs of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities.

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