April 1, 2020

Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II – East Islip

April 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
St. Mary’s
20 Harrison Ave
East Islip
NY 11730
$80 per person
Lucy Creed516-678-5800 ext 236E-mail
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II - East Islip @ St. Mary’s | West Babylon | New York | United States

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.

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