Day 1 Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute (GSVLI) 2023- General Mental Health Workforce Sessions

This November, in honor of Children's Grief Awareness Month, the MHTTC Network hosted a two-day, no-cost, training experience for the mental health and school mental health workforce. We worked with leading grief experts across the country to strengthen grief sensitivity skills, techniques, and interventions. This resource page includes all session recordings and materials from Day 1 of the Institute geared toward the general mental health workforce with a special focus on gender-based violence, institutional violence, community violence and grief.

The theme for our 2023 GSVLI was

Working with grief in the context of violence: Strengthening our skills to strengthen ourselves

Access the slide deck from Day 1 here or by clicking on the "download" button above.

The full video recording is embedded below.

  • Keynote (start at 18:50)
  • Panel 1: Grieving through and due to Institutional and Community Violence (start at 53:30)
  • Panel 2: Grieving through and due to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Interpersonal Violence (IPV) (start at 2:14:11)
  • Workshop Practice Session: Supporting Youth, Families, and Communities Grieving Homicide Death, and Closing of Day 1 (start at 3:39:45)

View the MHTTC GSVLI 2023 Faculty Curriculum Vitae & Resources here

Please note: This was a 2-day event. More information on both days can be found on the GSVLI 2023 landing page.


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 view recordings from either day and any session no matter your role to support your interests and learning. The populations you serve may be discussed across each Institute day, settings, and sessions.


Both days of the GSVLI were rich with faculty who offer grounding and foundations for grief sensitivity for the mental health or school mental health workforces and its intersection with violence. Faculty 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).

Each day began with a grounding keynote, offered two panels to deepen our learning, and a workshop session.

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