Professional Program – Supporting Shattered Worlds: Working with Sudden, Traumatic and Stigmatized Losses


Why does it seem like some losses turn entire worlds upside down?

What factors lead to a person feeling like everything they once knew is gone? And how do you, as a professional working with grieving people, help someone experiencing things like shock, confusion, isolation, disbelief, and panic?
In this session, we’ll:

• Describe common and unique patterns of grief and trauma response in unanticipated and disenfranchised deaths.

• Identify intersections of and disjunctions between grief responses and trauma responses, including the impact of trauma responses on the bereavement process.

• Explore the effects of stigma and self-stigma on the grief process and as barriers to healing.

• Provide a rationale for professionals to prioritize their well-being, and lead participants in brainstorming personalized tools for coping with job-related stress and maintaining well-being.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | ZOOM session

Program start times:
9:00am—Mountain | 10:00am—Central | 11:00am—Eastern

To Register:
The program is FREE to attend but CEU cost is $4 and is 2 hours long.


Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C, co-founders of the popular online grief support community “What’s Your Grief”