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Understanding Grief & Loss in Youth in Foster Care

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:00 am3:30 pm
520 3rd Street, Suite 108 - Oakland CA 94607
Understanding Grief & Loss in Youth in Foster Care

The trauma of being separated from loved ones and everything familiar is devastating for youth in foster care. The loss and grief our children experience is profound and lasting, and this is further compounded by their lack of choices in the process. This training is designed to increase your understanding and strategies as a CASA to help your youth process, cope, and eventually integrate his/her experiences of grief and loss.

Objectives:
 Learn the stages, triggers and reactions to grief in children and ourselves
 Learn how to help your youth manage and move through grief
 Learn to honor grief as a natural process and healing as an ongoing process
 Learn methods to promote phases of healing

Speaker: Beverly Kyer, MSW, ACSW
Beverly has been a Public Speaker and Educator for more than 36 years, specializing in PTSD, the Trauma Impact on Brain Development, Behavior and Learning in Children, Youth and Adults, and Vicarious Trauma. Her participatory training style creates an interactive and collaborative learning environment.
Beverly has served as the Assistant Chief of Social Work Services in Bronx N.Y. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She has worked with children and families in foster care and juvenile justice systems, and those receiving medical and psychiatric care. Roles in her career include: Therapist, Social Worker, Social Worker Supervisor, and Grief & Loss and Trauma Informed Educator and Consultant. Beverly has taught at UC Davis Extension, Fresno State, and San Diego State University.

Registration begins at 8:30 and lunch will be provided. This training is open to CASA staff and volunteers.

Questions & Cancellations: jbrown@californiacasa.org

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