This new program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. Adolescence, broadly defined, from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy. Illness and loss profoundly influences these processes. Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic – deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide. This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Presentation begins at 9:00) Faith Community Fellowship, Trenton, Maine
Includes: Local Panel Presentation, National Panel Discussion and Lunch CEUs available through Hospice Foundation of America.
FMI: Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, 667-2531
We are grateful to our co-sponsors: Hospice Education Institute, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Jordan Fernald Funeral Homes, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Community Heath & Counseling Services, MDI Hospital, Hancock County HomeCare & Hospice