Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute

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Thank you for attending the September Institute! Access recordings for September's event here.

About the Institutes:

We invite you to join us for two, 2-day virtual learning institutes in September and November 2020 with leading grief experts across the country. The series is 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. Download the event flyer here.

Register for our Part 2 of our Institute! Nov 12-13:

The upcoming November event is offered at no cost! Please note that the Eventbrite will hold both days, November 12 & 13. We strongly encourage you to create your own calendar holds for sessions of interest between now and when you get the Zoom links on November 11, 2020. Certificates of completion will be available. CEUs are not available for these Learning Institutes.

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The Institutes include:

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

Intended Audience:

The Institutes are 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. You can find the agenda for our Institutes below.

    Grief Institute Agenda

    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