Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute

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 2022 MHTTC Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute (GSVLI)

Welcome to the homepage for our Network’s 2-day institute, a learning space designed for those supporting individuals (general mental health and school mental health populations) experiencing grief and loss through COVID-19 and beyond. The theme for our 2022 GSVLI is Grief Sensitivity- Where We Are Now & Where We Can Go With Our Practice? The Institute is 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. Both days of the 2022 GSVLI were rich with faculty who offered grounding and foundations for grief sensitivity for the mental health or school mental health workforces; who shared where we have been as a field, where we are now, and where we are going (new research, findings, and learnings to impact our practice).On both days, there was an Opening and Keynote Session, followed by three themed sessions; Evidence Based & Culturally Defined Practices, New Directions, and Lived Experience, Culture & Grief, and ended with a Closing Session that offered participants to join in on a Somatic Integration Practice 


The live event took place in February 2022; the recordings and materials are all linked and available below. 

Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute Recording and Resource Archive

Click on each session to access the individual recording and resources.

Day 1: February 23, 2022- General Mental Health Workforce

When you click on each session’s page below, the “view resource” button = access the recording via a YouTube Link


Slide deckAccess the GSVLI Day 1- General Mental Health Workforce Slide Deck here.

Day 2: February 24, 2022- School Mental Health Workforce

When you click on each session’s page below, the “view resource” button = access the recording via a YouTube Link


Slide deck- Access the GSVLI Day 2- School Mental Health Workforce Slide Deck here.

Access the full program here.

View GSVLI Faculty Curriculum Vitae and Resources here

A summary report of the 2022 GSVLI is also available for download here

Access the 2020 Grief Institute Presentations, Recordings and Session Information:

  • Access all materials from the September 2020 Grief Institute here. 
  • Access all materials from the November 2020 Grief Institute here. 

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 [email protected]
  • 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

Questions? Contact the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office at [email protected]