Chris Dooley-Harrington, a grief counselor with Fairview Home Care and Hospice, will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Northfield Hospital Conference Center.
Dooley-Harrington’s talk, “Living after a Loss: Reclaiming hope, joy, and resilience,” is a prelude to an optional six-week grief support group offered by Northfield Hospice. Both events are free and open to the public.
A licensed social worker, Dooley-Harrington works with children, adolescents, and adults who have lost a loved one to death. In addition to individual counseling, she runs support groups, grief education workshops, and mind-body-spirit grief retreats.
Chris founded and leads the Minnesota Children’s Grief Consortium which encourages grief professionals to share resources, referrals, and expertise in service to grieving children. She also serves on the Leadership Teams for Camp Erin, an annual summer camp for grieving children, and the Families Growing Through Loss Retreat, an annual grief retreat for parentally bereaved children and their families.
One and a half CEU credits will be available for the September 17th session. People can register that evening for their credits.
The six-week bereavement group will be facilitated by Katie Jacobi, Bereavement Social Worker for Northfield Hospice. It will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the hospital and then will meet every Wednesday through October 29. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call Katie Jacobi at 507-646-1037.
The presentation is sponsored by Northfield Hospice and the Northfield Grief Support Coalition.