From: Mar. 2, 2018, 1 p.m.
To: Mar. 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
1516 Aero Dr
Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090
For questions about this event, contact Kat Olbrich at [email protected].
Facilitating a Suicide Bereavement Support Group – Child & Teen (Linthicum, Maryland)
From: March. 2, 2018, 1 p.m.
To: March. 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport
Register today and become a vital part of a community-based, suicide bereavement support network.
About the Training: The AFSP Facilitator Training Program offers suicide prevention organizers a way to create and facilitate a community support group for suicide loss survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Courses are offered as two-day trainings, of up to 36 attendees, and include lecture, interactive discussion, and role-playing. They are led by experts in the field of suicide bereavement. AFSP offers two courses: one on facilitating adult support groups, and another one facilitating child and teen support groups. This training is specifically for Facilitating Child and Teen Support Groups.
For more information, please visit the registration link. For questions, contact Kat Olbrich at [email protected]
Individuals interested in learning the skills to facilitate an effective support group, and either currently facilitating a group and wish to sharpen your facilitator skills (or) individuals wishing to starting a support group for child and teens struggling with suicide loss grief.
Mental health professionals and survivors of suicide loss who want to start a support group.
Current group facilitators who want to strengthen their skills, stay up to date on the latest practices, and explore issues they have encountered while facilitating.
Survivors of suicide loss who have waited at least two years after experiencing a suicide loss.
Non-clinicians who have at least one year of experience participating in a support group.
Cost $175 for non-Maryland residents
Cost $125 for Maryland residents (discounted from the standard rate, thanks to the generous support of Maryland Out of the Darkness Walkers – please contact Kat Olbrich at [email protected] to receive the discount code)
Must be present for the entire training on both days.
Survivors of suicide loss should wait at least two years after experiencing a loss before attending. We also recommend that all non-clinician attendees have at least one year experience participating in a support group.
Free parking is available in front of the hotel. For those who would like to stay the night, we offer a special room rate of $92 up to two weeks before the event. To book a room, please call 410-691-0500 and mention AFSP or visit: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/B/BWIAHGI-AFSPM-20180301/index.jhtml
Please note: This training is not meant to serve as a healing conference or a support group to address individual grief issues. AFSP does not offer CEUs for this training, but you can request a letter of attendance outlining the training by emailing [email protected]