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“Walk in My Shoes: Supporting Youth through Grief and Trauma” will provide participants with an overview of the grief and trauma process, panel discussion from adolescents that have experienced trauma and loss, and hands-on interventions to use with youth that may have experienced trauma, a loss, or grief issues. Participants will discuss the way grief and trauma affects the academic, social, and behavioral environment.
Upon completion of this session the attendee will be able to…
• Define grief, traumatic grief, and disenfranchised grief
• Identify factors that mediate the child’s experience of loss and trauma
• Identify coping skills, techniques, and interventions to support youth dealing with grief and trauma
About the Presenters:
Angela C. Flowers is a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio, community activist, life coach, motivational speaker, grant writer, and program developer. She speaks and facilitates conversations with children and teens on topics that include self-esteem, bullying, suicide, depression, sexual abuse, and witnessing violence. Ms. Flowers has created D.I.V.A.S. (Demonstrating Inner Value, Acceptance, and Self-Worth) and Boys II Men support groups for youth to help them identify their inner strengths, talents, and worth. In her spare time, Ms. Flowers gives back to the community through volunteering at various youth programs and hosting an annual summer camp for girls.
Ms. Flowers is an entrepreneur, co-founder of Making A Difference Consulting and in private practice in Children & Family Therapeutic Solutions. Ms. Flowers recently released her first children’s book, “Footprints in the Sky,” which focuses on grief. Ms. Flowers received her M.S. in social administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and B.S. in psychology from John Carroll University.
Alithea Harrison is a mother, entrepreneur, and event host. She is the owner and creative designer of one of the best event planning companies in Northeast Ohio. “Captivating Impressions”, focuses an event management, planning, and event designs for corporate and private events. Ms. Harrison is a youth mentor, public speaker, and advocate for empowering women to heal through trauma.
Courtney Rice (16)
Jalen Flowers (15)
Tahnajah Harrison (13)