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Violent Death Bereavement Society provides training services for a wide range of community and professional groups in teaching requisite skills for implementation of comprehensive, community-based support and intervention after violent death for children and adults. Our training staff and regional consultants are available for national and international requests for training assistance, planning and consultation.
2012 Trainings
Free Public Event March 2, 2012:
"Violent Death and Its Shadow of Traumatic Grief:
From Seattle to the Middle East
" with E.K. Rynearson, M.D.
"Traumatic Grief after Violent Dying"
Grand Rounds begins at 9am, Friday, March 9th at The Rockefeller Research Laboratories located at 430 East 67th Street, Room 116.
SHARE THE NEWS: Upcoming Traumatic Grief After Violent Death Conference
Traumatic Grief After Violent Death
The Tulane School of Social Work, along with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime and the Violent Death Bereavement Society, is pleased to offer a two-day conference entitled "Traumatic Grief After Violent Death." Ten CEU hours have been applied for.

This dynamic and comprehensive conference will provide instruction in a variety of restorative strategies for use with different populations that grapple with violent death. These strategies include restorative retelling; use of poetry, art, and psychodrama; community outreach; spiritual and religious support; trauma reintegration and building resilience. Mental health providers and others who work with grieving survivors will learn from both local and national experts across this first-of-its-kind partnership training in New Orleans.
Speakers and Topics Include:
  • Dr. Alison Salloum, National Expert on "Restorative Intervention with Children"
  • Dr. Edward Rynearson, National Expert on "Resilency Reinforcement"
  • Dr. Charles Figley, National Expert on "Adapting to Combat Death"
  • Update from New Orleans Practitioners and Representatives of the District Attorney's Office
Event Schedule and Agenda
The event will be held on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 8 a.m. both days with sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast as well as refreshments and snacks during breaks are included with the registration fee; however, registrants will be responsible for their own lunch. The Lavin-Bernick Center has a full-service food court that will be open during lunch both days.

The event features both local and nationally-renown speakers. A full agenda including the event schedule and speakers is available here.
Event Registration
The registration fee is $150 per person, which includes both conference days as well as 10 CEU hours, which have been applied for. The deadline for registration is April 25, 2012. The fee should be paid by check or money order made payable to Tulane School of Social Work. Please mail your payment to:

Tulane School of Social Work
Attn: Cindy Sykes
6823 St. Charles Ave., Bldg. 9
New Orleans, LA 70118
Lodging and Transportation
There will be a special rate of $139.00 per night at the Hilton New Orleans-Airport, located at 901 Airline Drive in Kenner. The special rate is available on May 2-4 only, and participants must enter the GROUP CODE -- "TSS" when making an online reservation. The hotel came be reached at 1-504-469-5000 or online at

The Hilton New Orleans-Airport is located in Kenner, which is about 30 minutes outside of New Orleans and would require taxi or car rental. Other individual hotel rooms may be available in the city of New Orleans, although they are going fast due to JazzFest. So feel free to shop on your own for a hotel closer to the conference site. Any hotels on the St. Charles street car line, in the central business district, or French Quarter may be available.

Transportation to and from Tulane will be the responsibility of the registrant. For those who choose to rent a car, they can park at University Square, located at 200 Broadway Street. There is a free Blue Line Shuttle that Tulane University provides from University Square to campus. The shuttle will drop off participants at the corner of Law Road and Freret Street, a short walk from the Lavin-Bernick Center. For a Tulane Campus Map, please click here.
Contact Cindy Sykes, Special Programs Coordinator, at 504-862-3481 or or toll free at 800-631-8234.
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