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Tending to the Helpers

There are many helping professions: teaching, social work, nursing, environmental specialist, child welfare, counseling, veterinarians, and the list goes on. Helpers have deep compassion for others and a desire to walk alongside them in their journey. But the journey is hard right now, and helpers need loving support as well.
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Workshops for Mental Health Professionals and Others

Workshops for Mental Health Professionals and others
The Wendt Center Training Institute offers trainings and workshops on a variety of topics, to increase the skill, confidence and capacity of mental health professionals and community members as they support persons experiencing grief and loss as well as those impacted by trauma.  read more»

Camp Forget Me Not - Camp Erin

In 2020, in lieu of Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC, the Wendt Center will host online camp workshops designed to provide grieving youth and their families with interventions to help them remember and honor loved ones who have died. “Grieving Families Healing Together” camp workshops will allow participants to learn new ways of coping and caring for self.

Camp Forget Me Not/Camp Erin DC is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 7 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. The camp is not designed as a replacement for therapy but as an enjoyable opportunity to explore grief where a child’s self-expression is heard, valued and honored.

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