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VAN WERT — Community Health Professionals will host the annual Hospice Foundation of America “Living with Grief” live streaming webcast on April 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert.

The theme is “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.” 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 influence 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, hospice clinicians and staff, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.



Continuing education contact hours will be available for $25 through the Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, social workers, case managers, funeral directors, clergy, psychologists, and more.

There is no cost to attend and it is open to the public. To register, or to learn more, call (419) 238-9223 or visit www.hospicefoundation.org.