Seasons of Caring: Traumatic National News & Grief - How Can We Help Each Other?
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About The Event
Constant exposure to the news of disasters and tragedies gives many people pause and a sense of empathy for those affected. For those coping with grief, these news and social media stories penetrate much closer to home. Grieving is hard enough without the constant reminders and bombardment of sad and tragic streams of media.
This program will discuss:
• how media exposure can complicate the grieving process
• ways to cope or help others cope with the stream of the 24 hour news and communication cycles
• skills and strategies for those grieving
• finding the balance between living in our current world and engaging in the support and self-care needed following a loss.
About the Presenter:
Julie Baron, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in the treatment of adolescents and adults. Ms. Baron graduated from Boston University with her Masters in Social Work. She has twenty five years of experience working with adolescents and their families in community based mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, home based crisis stabilization programs, public and private schools, and private practice providing individual, group, and family therapy and advocacy services. Ms. Baron writes articles and blogs and trains adolescents, parents, and professionals on various topics related to adolescent development and social culture, such as bullying and cyber-socializing. She owns and manages Julie Baron and Associates, a private practice in Rockville, MD and is the coauthor of What Works With Teens: A Professional’s Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change, New Harbinger, April 1, 2015.