Light on the Dark Side of the Street: Living Well in a Stress and Trauma world

Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

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About the Webinar

What is stressful about your work? What do you find traumatic in your work? Where are the sources of grief in your life? The answers to these questions do not exist in vacuums, of course, but interact with and influence the others. We often have more wisdom about coping than we apply and the barriers to doing what we know helps are worth considering. It is possible to find light and live well on the dark side of the street where stress, trauma and loss are common, but it’s not easy or automatic. The rewards, however, are worth the effort for those we support…including ourselves.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify constructive ways of managing stress.
  2. Explain how trauma contrasts with stress.
  3. Describe helpful concepts in contemporary grief theory, such as meaning-making, that apply to working with those who suffer.
  4. Identify cognitive barriers to implementing stress and trauma management strategies.

About the Presenter

Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT, is a program coordinator for Center for Good Mourning and staff bereavement support at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He has led development of and coordinated Good Mourning grief support groups offered to the community since 1995. He has delivered many well-received presentations on grief-related and clinical issues to professional and community groups earning numerous repeat invitations. He directed expanded community outreach of grief support programs and education beginning in 2001. Added focused efforts on bereavement support for staff in 2014. Began, writes and edits innovative electronic newsletter, The Mourning News, with over 4,200 subscribers in the U.S. and beyond. Developed Lessons from Lions—a tool using a popular children’s movie to talk with children about grief and loss and distributed in the U.S. and Canada. Co-chair of Bioethics Advisory Committee. Facilitates well-received palliative care education to interdisciplinary groups on an ongoing basis. Trainer and advocate for cultural diversity issues including Co-Chair of Arkansas Children’s Inc. Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Led development of “Grief Awareness Week: as Chair of ACH Bereavement Committee. Contributor for Open to Hope website and past contributor to Grief Digest magazine. He is also currently the ADEC Chair of the Credentialing Council. .

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