Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute

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That's a wrap! Thank you for attending our September & November Grief Institutes! 

About the Institutes:

The MHTTC Network hosted two 2-day Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institutes in September and November 2020 with leading grief experts across the country. The series was geared towards providing front-line workers with tools and strategies that can be used when addressing the needs of individuals experiencing grief and loss during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Access to all Institute Presentations, Recordings and Session Information:  

  • Access all materials from the September Grief Institute here. 
  • Access all materials from the November Grief Institute here. 

The Institutes included:

  • Tracked Learning: Each Institute had four sessions and three learning tracks: Grief Sensitivity, Evidence-Based Practices for Clinicians, and School Mental Health. Participants were invited to join whichever track most fits your learning interests!
  • Reflective Discussion: On both days of each Institute, we hosted optional breakout discussions where participants were invited to join, listen and learn from each other’s expertise and experience.
  • Opening Keynote & Closing Activity: On Day 1, we opened with a keynote to set the tone; on Day 2, we closed with an integrated activity to support our learning outcomes.

Intended Audience:

The Institutes were intended for Community Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, School Mental Health Personnel, School Counselors, Educators, School Administrators, and anyone interested in enhancing their grief sensitivity. 

    Grief Resources and Self-Care:

    If you are interested in more grief resources, the MHTTC Network has released a series of five fact sheets that cover various topics, such as defining grief, responses to grief across the lifespan, preventive strategies and protective resources for grief, cultural responsiveness, and evidence-based treatments for grief.


    We recognize that for some people, attending sessions on grief can activate our own feelings and grief responses. Be sensitive to your own reactions throughout the Learning Institute. Take breaks, stretch, drink lots of water, etc. If you need more support, please contact:

    • National Suicide Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
    • NAMI - 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or
    • Mental Health America- 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text MHA to 741741
    • SAMHSA’s National Helpline - referral and information - 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

    Looking for additional grief resources? Visit our webpage: Responding to COVID-19 | Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

    Questions? Contact the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office at