NAGC’S half-day Webcast on Grief & Urban Youth
Date & Time: November 3rd, 9am – 2pm
Location: 457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto
($25 fee for 4.5 CEs for Psychologists, Counselors, MFT’s & Social Workers)
Understanding the Impact of Death, Dying, and Bereavement among Urban Youth Populations
Death, dying, and bereavement in urban communities are themes that appear almost daily in news headlines. Rarely is there any discussion on a national level as to how this impacts the lives of children and teenagers living in urban communities. However, death in the family and in the community has a huge impact on the daily lives of urban youth.
This presentation will provide insight into the challenges faced by urban children and teenagers grieving the death of people in their lives and in their communities. Education, Mental Health, Funeral Service, Religious and Bereavement Professionals have a unique opportunity to provide support and understanding to youth in the urban community.
Our panel of three professionals living and working with children and teenagers in high need urban communities will share their personal experience working with this population. They will share information about the impact of grief on the lives of urban youth, and provide insight into how to help bereaved youth in the urban community in culturally informed and sensitive ways.
Leon Henry is the Violence Reduction Manager for Operation Cease Fire, an initiative specifically aimed at reducing youth gun violence. Mr. Henry brings over 25 years’ experience working in underserved communities, with an emphasis on addressing community responses to violence in their neighborhoods.
Alesia K. Alexander, MSW, LCSW, CT is the founder and Executive Director of Project KARMA, Inc., a non-profit organization created to support at-risk young people aged 5-18, facing loss and possible gang involvement.
Karen Andrews is the principal at Seattle’s “last-chance high school”, Interagency Academy, an alternative high school for at-risk teens.
For questions contact Kara at (650) 321-5272 or email: NAGCwebcon16@kara-grief.org