The 29th Annual Victim Rights Conference-Expand the Circle Reach All Victims: Support & Response after a Traumatic Loss

Holyoke, MA US
April 13, 2018

Date & Location:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Baystate Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA

Jointly Provided By:

The Hampden County District Attorney's Office, Baystate Family Advocacy Center, and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

Goal:

The goal of this educational activity is to identify ways to support individuals affected by traumatic grief.
 

Topics Include:

  • Supporting the whole family after violence:  A brother's private journey after his sister's public murder
  • The Courage to Remember:  Helping Young People Navigate Loss and Traumatic Grief
  • Compassionate Death Notifications:  We Regret to Inform You...
  • Emotional Fitness

Target Audience

This course is designed for law enforcement, mental health professionals, victim witness advocates, social workers, physicians, nurses, criminal and civil attorneys and community providers.  

Learning Objectives

  •  Prepare to make a sensitive death notification with professionalism, dignity and compassion.
  • Define and differentiate between loss, grief and traumatic grief.
  • Identify clinical interventions that help young people address and integrate their experiences with traumatic loss.
  • Discuss how to creatively use community resources to further promote healing to young people experiencing grief and traumatic loss.
  • Recognize and understand the shift within a family structure as a result of traumatic loss.
  • Discuss the impact of the media on victim/family survivors.
  • Identify strategies for supporting family members impacted by media.
  • Discuss and gain an understanding of compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma.
  • Discuss the importance of self-care/cultivating resiliency.
  • Discuss techniques to assist in emotional fitness

**Register up to two weeks prior to the course and receive the early bird price of $79.00.  The reduced rate will show when you click on the "register" tab.  

Specific Aids or Services:

Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.  For additional course listings and your transcripts to go https://education.baystatehealth.org or call the number above.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 6.25 APA (American Psychological Association)
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 4.75 NASW Smith CE Credits
    This program was approved for 4.75 Continuing Education Credits by Smith College School for Social Work and assigned authorization number E18-66 in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258 CMR, Category I, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 6.25 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Course opens: 
01/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2018
Event starts: 
04/13/2018 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
04/13/2018 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$89.00
Rating: 
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Program Schedule

8:00                   Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30                   Welcome & Introduction
                           Anthony D. Gulluni
                           District Attorney, Hampden County

8:45                    Supporting the whole family after violence:  A brother's private journey after his sister's public murder
                           Liam Lowney

10:15                  Refreshment Break

10:30                  The Courage to Remember:  Helping Young People Navigate Loss and Traumatic Grief
                           Stephanie Handel, LICSW

12:00                  Lunch

12:45                  Emotional Fitness
                           Susan Cooper, MSW, LICSW

2:15                    Compassionate Death Notifications:  We Regret to Inform You...
                           Ian Smythe

3:15                    Wrap Up, Questions & Answers

4:00                    Adjourn

Baystate Education Center
361 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

Anthony D. Gulluni
District Attorney, Hampden County
 

Susan Cooper, MSW, LICSW
Employee Assistance Program Response Specialist
Beacon Health Options, Woburn, MA

Stephanie Handel, LICSW
Grief & trauma Psychotherapist
Wendt Center, Washington, DC

William T. Lowney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Boston, MA

Ian Smythe
FBI Special Agent

Faculty Disclosure
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this education event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 6.25 APA (American Psychological Association)
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 4.75 NASW Smith CE Credits
    This program was approved for 4.75 Continuing Education Credits by Smith College School for Social Work and assigned authorization number E18-66 in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258 CMR, Category I, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 6.25 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2018

Price

Cost:
$89.00
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This course opens for enrollment on:Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:00am
In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:00am
  

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

Cancellation:
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

Specific Aids or Services:
Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.