Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~

14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531  | [email protected]

HFA Annual Conference Presentation: Living With Grief: Trauma and Loss

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is hosting this year’s Hospice Foundation of America Living with Grief conference, titled Trauma and Loss, on Tuesday, May 24, from 8:45 to 12:30, online via Zoom.  The conference is free of charge, but pre-registration by May 20 is required.

The national panel (a televised presentation) will focus on the specific issues raised when losses are sudden and traumatic, including the result of accidents and disasters, suicides, overdoses, homicide and terrorism; military or service-related deaths; or the unpredictable trajectories of illnesses.  Complicating their grief, these types of losses can shatter individuals’ assumptions about life and the world.  Part One will explore the factors that complicate grief.  Part Two will use case studies to highlight ways that such losses can be treated. The program concludes with a discussion of vicarious traumatization and strategies for self-care.

A local panel will address these same subjects from their service-specific perspectives.  Our panel members will be:
Rev. Dr. Bernard Richardson, Director, Spiritual Care,Northern Light EMMC
Kandyce Powell, Executive Director, Maine Hospice Council
Pamela Gagnon daSilva, LCPC, Clinician with Next Step Domestic Violence program.

Register for this virtual program by calling Bev at the office 667-2531 or  email [email protected] by May 20.

There is a companion book, Shattered: Trauma and Grief, published by HFA, that will be available for your purchase.

Please let Bev know, if you would like to purchase a copy (your cost will be $28). When the books arrive, they will be available for pickup at HVHC.

We are very grateful to these 2022 HFA Conference Co-Sponsors: