Northwest Indian Sunmask, represents warmth and light to counterbalance the chill and darkness of violent death
The Violent Death Bereavement Society (VDBS) serves as a centralized forum of information and training for service providers of loved ones and family members after violent death with the following objectives:
Northwest Indian Sunmask, represents warmth and light to counterbalance the chill and darkness of violent death.
- To sponsor training lectures and workshops for service providers caring for loved ones and family members after violent death, and to plan and initiate community-based support services, including clinical guidelines for support and focused interventions.
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- to maintain a national registry of experienced clinicians, service providers and regional experts for consultation.
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- to maintain an updated resource of research reports and literature on the occurrence, recognition and support of bereavement after violent death.
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National Training: Dr. Ted Rynearson, Founder of the Violent Loss Bereavement Society: Traumatic Grief after Violent Dying
Saturday, July 16, 2016; 9 am -– 12 pm

George Washington Summer and Non-Degree Programs, Washington, DC: https://summer.gwu.edu/agenda-saturday-showcase

To Register:

https://summer.gwu.edu/sites/summer.gwu.edu/files/2016%20Grief%2C%20Loss%20%26%20Life%20Transitions%20Conference%20Registration%20Form.pdf




10th Biennial Baylor Scott & White Health Bereavement Conference: "Coping with Bereavement Complications", September 23-24, 2016.

Dr. Edward K. Rynearson, "Working with Survivors of Traumatic and Violent Death", Friday, September 23, 2016.



"Restorative Retelling: A Traumatic Grief Group Model": November 4th and 5th, Columbia University, New York City, NY


Regional Training: Fall, 2016, Seattle, WA; details to be announced


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