April 1, 2020
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II – East Islip
20 Harrison Ave
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II in East Islip. The health and well-being of the community as well as that of our hosting parish, St. Mary’s, are our priority, a new date to be announced soon.
Facilitator training builds on the foundation for understanding the general principles of Bereavement Ministry.
This course will instruct on:
- Self-Awareness of Dying and Death Attitudes and the Catholic Faith Experience
- Overview of The Bereavement Process and Types of Grief
- Viewing Grief from A Life-Span Perspectiye (adolescence through old-age)
- Communication Skills Needed for Facilitators (understanding the Feedback Loop)
- Establishing a Parish-Based Bereavement Group (closed group model)
- Utilizing Journaling, Reflections, Prayer, and Guided Imagery Within the Group Process
- Addressing Grief Within the Family Structure (children, adolescents, parents, etc.)
- Enhancing Self-Identity and Overcoming Loss (goals-based model of help)
- Practicum: Setting Up Your Parish Bereavement Support Group
The goal of this training is to prepare volunteer
facilitators to deliver bereavement support groups
within their parish setting.
Dates: Saturday, April 25; May 2, 9, & 16, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Attendance is required all sessions.
Location: St. Mary’s, 20 Harrison Ave, East Islip, NY 11730
Instructor: Margaret Peterson, RN, M.S.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Advanced Registration is required.