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In the News

Election Anxiety: It’s a Thing

As we are round the corner to the end of 2020, many of us are wishing this year would hurry up and end. What a year: a pandemic, continued racial injustice and acts of racism, a historic hurricane and fire season, and a stressful and contentious election.
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Coping with Celebrity Deaths

No, not another one!!! Shock and disbelief along with the feeling that we have lost a long list of icons in 2020. The list of individuals who have died recently seems endless.
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Taking Control of an Out-of-Control Situation

By Michelle Palmer. It feels like a perfect storm, as we enter month seven of enduring lives upturned by the pandemic. There are aspects of this shared experience that are worth exploring, understanding, and learning from.
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Workshops for Mental Health Professionals

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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