For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in collaboration with other national, state and community organizations, supports the Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) National Bereavement Teleconference-Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents on April 16, 2008.
HFA’s 2008 Teleconference will focus on the experience of grieving children and adolescents and the ways that hospice professionals, teachers and school administrators, social workers, grief counselors, funeral directors, and parents can best support these populations as they cope with loss and grief. The teleconference will be held from 1:30PM-4:00PM EST. NASW will be offering continuing education units to all social workers who participate in the conference. The program and accompanying book will focus on the most current theories and practices in this area, and will combine academic research with hands-on ideas for use in hospice support groups and other settings.
“Social workers can help with grief and loss counseling in many important ways,” says NASW executive director, Elizabeth Clark. “From linking an individual with appropriate support groups, to helping with paperwork, social workers are an excellent resource for persons dealing with the death of a loved one.”
NASW is proud to support the Hospice Foundation of America’s National Bereavement Teleconference and is hopeful that this learning opportunity will enable social workers to better understand the complexities of dealing with the grief of a child or adolescent.
For more information on HFA’s 2008 National Bereavement Teleconference, please visit http://www.hospicefoundation.org/teleconference/findaSite.asp
About the National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, D.C., is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with 150,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.