Bereavement training for educators scheduled for March.

| 07 Mar 2012 | 01:27

    NEWTON — The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is offering a two-day training for teachers, guidance counselors, school social workers and psychologists to help support students who are grieving the death of a loved. The program also provides resource material and technical assistance as well as offering counselors 12 clock CEU hours and certificates of completion for teachers and social workers. The program will be held March 20 and 21, from 8:30 to 3:30 at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center located at 61 Spring St., first floor, Newton. Discussions to include developmental theories for children in grief, general grief education, interventions that can be implemented to support a grieving student, components and implementation of a support group within the school setting. Learning objectives will include recognizing grief in children; how to normalize and give support grief for a student, address death and loss in a school setting and how to create and implement a peer support group. This program is offered through Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, presented by: Director of Bereavement Diana Sebzda; Bereavement Counselor Lorri Opitz and Bereavement Counselor Jenn Smetana. Tuition for this comprehensive program will be $75 per participant, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day. Registration packets will be mailed upon request to attend. If you need further information, please call Diana Sebzda at 973-940-0411 or email