Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Dealing with Traumatic Grief

The Restorative Justice Commission of the Diocese is offering a free presentation on Dealing with Traumatic Grief on Wednesday, March 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The session will be in Conference Room 1 on the ground floor of the Pastoral Center at 40 North Main Avenue in Albany.

Presenters Lisa Good and Liz Smith have counseled survivors of sudden loss - including violent loss - in a variety of contexts. A rash of shootings in Albany inspired Lisa Good to found a volunteer organization named Urban Grief, which offers immediate and long-term support to those affected by traumatic loss. Liz Smith works for hospice and is particularly interested in helping children and adolescents who are dealing with grief.

Issues of loss and grief affect individuals, families, and often entire communities. Those affected include many "secondary" victims. Since individual responses may vary, symptoms often go unrecognized and untreated - thus multiplying the human and social costs.

Please bring your lunch and listen in. Beverages will be provided.

Come find out what's going on and how you can help.