Webinar: Coping with Special Days—Finding Comfort in Remembering
Spring can be filled with “special” days, whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming graduations or weddings. For those who are grieving, these days can be difficult, as they can be painful reminders of those we have loved and lost. Join Patti Anewalt to discuss some techniques to help you cope with these days and explore creative ways to commemorate your loved one. The conversation will include ways to include young children and teens in these activities, as well as an acknowledgement of the additional challenges that have been brought about by the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.
Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT
Dr. Anewalt is Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss with Hospice & Community Care. The focus of her clinical practice, writing and teaching is on issues related to end of life, grief, compassion fatigue and crisis response, presenting at the national, state and local level. Dr. Anewalt is a Fellow in Thanatology with the Association for Death Education and Counseling and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. She is a frequent presenter at the national, state and local level. At the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss, Dr. Anewalt oversees a wide variety of bereavement services for adults, children and teens, serving close to 9,000 hospice and community bereaved each year. A disaster mental health specialist and instructor for the American Red Cross, she serves on several community crisis teams, providing trainings, debriefings and support when local tragedies occurs.
This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.
About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®
The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving.
The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201