Bridges2024-03-06T13:51:47-08:00

WEBINAR:
Mary Bridge – Bridges Center for Grieving Children

Introduction Webinar: Lunch and Learn: Mary Bridge- Bridges Center for Grieving Children Program Overview

3/15/24 12-12:30pm

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c6fKqWyKT5WWj1aChSwAkA

Bridges-Lunch and Learn Flyer

Description:
Join Kids Mental Health Pierce County in presenting a lunch and learn with Mary Bridge: Bridges Center for Grieving Children. Come and hear about this program supported by funding through Pierce County Human Services and meet Lisa Duke the program coordinator. Lisa will share information regarding when to refer youth, who is appropriate to refer, and what programs are offered. Get oriented before diving into the following four part webinar series for Pierce County professionals from Bridges Center for Grieving Children.


Webinar 1: Bridges Center for Grieving Children Webinar Series: Understanding Children’s Grief

3/27/24 2-3pm

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dQpcP2gMRHqYek-_kkkZxg

Description:
Children and Teens are faced with the reality of death in their families, neighborhoods, and city at greater rate than ever before. Professionals often find they are desiring of more tools and understanding of how to support the grieving children and families in the community. In this webinar series professionals will be provided with both instructional and experiential content to better equip them to provide a healing relational experience for children and teens who have experienced death

Understanding Children’s Grief

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will have a shared understanding of what children’s grief is.
2) Participants will understand the benefits of grief support and when to refer a child to grief support groups

Presenter Bio: Lisa Duke is the Program Coordinator at Bridges Center for Grieving Children and Camp Erin – Tacoma Director, both in Tacoma, WA. She is also the Pediatric Grief and Loss contact for bereavement follow up for pediatric deaths in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. She has worked with grieving children and families for 12 years. Lisa worked with children and families in community mental health for 6 years in New York City before moving back to the NW. Her start in social work came in Seattle and her work with New Horizons Ministry where she was the first coordinator of their program to young women involved in the sex trade. She enjoys most things creative, playing pickleball with her husband, and traveling to be with their two adult daughters.


Webinar 2: Bridges Center for Grieving Children Webinar Series: How Children Experience Grief Across Development

4/10/24 2-3pm

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fOIRdO-fSbGY-vH4BKs8Bw

Description:
Children and Teens are faced with the reality of death in their families, neighborhoods, and city at greater rate than ever before. Professionals often find they are desiring of more tools and understanding of how to support the grieving children and families in the community. In this webinar series professionals will be provided with both instructional and experiential content to better equip them to provide a healing relational experience for children and teens who have experienced death.

How Children Experience Grief Across Development

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will be able to identify common ways children are impacted by grief as they develop.
2) Participants will have a greater understanding on how to talk to children about death.

Presenter Bio: Lisa Duke is the Program Coordinator at Bridges Center for Grieving Children and Camp Erin – Tacoma Director, both in Tacoma, WA. She is also the Pediatric Grief and Loss contact for bereavement follow up for pediatric deaths in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. She has worked with grieving children and families for 12 years. Lisa worked with children and families in community mental health for 6 years in New York City before moving back to the NW. Her start in social work came in Seattle and her work with New Horizons Ministry where she was the first coordinator of their program to young women involved in the sex trade. She enjoys most things creative, playing pickleball with her husband, and traveling to be with their two adult daughters.


Webinar 3: Bridges Center for Grieving Children Webinar Series: Grief Interventions and How to Use Them

4/24/24 2-3pm

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HXyasodeSeGgH5KkCQMR8Q

Description:
Children and Teens are faced with the reality of death in their families, neighborhoods, and city at greater rate than ever before. Professionals often find they are desiring of more tools and understanding of how to support the grieving children and families in the community. In this webinar series professionals will be provided with both instructional and experiential content to better equip them to provide a healing relational experience for children and teens who have experienced death.

Grief Interventions and How to Use Them

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will learn strategies for supporting grieving children
2) Participants will hear about examples of real interventions and the positive impact on children.

Presenter Bio: Lisa Duke is the Program Coordinator at Bridges Center for Grieving Children and Camp Erin – Tacoma Director, both in Tacoma, WA. She is also the Pediatric Grief and Loss contact for bereavement follow up for pediatric deaths in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. She has worked with grieving children and families for 12 years. Lisa worked with children and families in community mental health for 6 years in New York City before moving back to the NW. Her start in social work came in Seattle and her work with New Horizons Ministry where she was the first coordinator of their program to young women involved in the sex trade. She enjoys most things creative, playing pickleball with her husband, and traveling to be with their two adult daughters.


Webinar 4: Bridges Center for Grieving Children Webinar Series: Empowering Adults in the Parenting of Grieving Children

5/8/24 2-3pm

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KCaytU3iT3exMdyTbtwRbA

Description:
Children and Teens are faced with the reality of death in their families, neighborhoods, and city at greater rate than ever before. Professionals often find they are desiring of more tools and understanding of how to support the grieving children and families in the community. In this webinar series professionals will be provided with both instructional and experiential content to better equip them to provide a healing relational experience for children and teens who have experienced death.

Empowering Adults in the Parenting of Grieving Children

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will be equipped with tools for parents who are supporting grieving children.
2) Participants will learn about how to support parents from various professional settings and roles.

Presenter Bio: Lisa Duke is the Program Coordinator at Bridges Center for Grieving Children and Camp Erin – Tacoma Director, both in Tacoma, WA. She is also the Pediatric Grief and Loss contact for bereavement follow up for pediatric deaths in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. She has worked with grieving children and families for 12 years. Lisa worked with children and families in community mental health for 6 years in New York City before moving back to the NW. Her start in social work came in Seattle and her work with New Horizons Ministry where she was the first coordinator of their program to young women involved in the sex trade. She enjoys most things creative, playing pickleball with her husband, and traveling to be with their two adult daughters.

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