Virtual: Supporting Families after Death by Overdose or Suicide

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose and suicide often creates complicated and unique grieving challenges for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving identified by surviving family members. Further, this session will review common tasks and opportunities to foster healing. As a result of this training participants will:

  • Participants will examine potential challenges in grief when death has resulted from overdose or suicide.
  • Participants will identify common themes experienced by these groups of mourners.  
  • Participants will explore the recovery tasks and opportunities for survivors.
  • Participants will acknowledge the need for self-care when providing grief supports.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional.

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Event Details

June 24, 2021
8:30 am - 11:45 am
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