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Lisa Athan, MA
National Speaker and Grief Counselor

Lisa Presented the Keynote for the NJ3C 12/10
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NJ Community College Counselors Association Conference

A letter from Livingston High School
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Lisa delivered a professional development workshop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa's Calendar of Presentations, Workshops, Keynotes and Programs
 
 
 

 Lisa's Speaking Calendar 
 
 
 
 
 Lisa's Calendar 2017
 
 
 James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell: Presenting to freshmen in health classes on Coping with Loss, Transitions & Other Tough Stuff 1/6/17
Washington School & The Primary Centers, Summit, Presenting to Parents and Guardians of children in primary and elementary school on Supporting Our Children Through Challenging Life Events 1/11/17
Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School: Full day (5 hours) In-service Presentation for 50 staff members: 1/13/2017
Mount Saint Mary's High School, Watchung, Presentation to Students on Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff, Wellness Day 2/3/17 
Livingston High School: In-Service training for counseling department K-12  2/13/17 
 James Caldwell High keynote speaker for Staff Wellness Day: Self Care for Professional Educatiors During Times of Upheaval 2/17/17
Teaneck High School, School Based Program, The Forum: Presenting to 8th Graders in Project Sucess on Surviving and Thriving During Difficult Times: 3/21/17 
The Deron School, Montclair, Speaking to Staff and Para Professionals on Coping with Grief, a Variety of Losses, and Trauma. Focus also on supporting the learning disabled student. 3/24/17
Burlington High School: All Day In-service Workshop: Supporting Students Through Transitions, Grief and Loss; Suicide Prevention 4/5/17 
North Carolina Hospice Speakers Symposium, Boone, North Carolina : Keynote Address:  "Supporting Grievers in Our 'Get Over it and Move On Society'" 4/27/17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Lisa's Calandar for 2016
 
 Lambert Mill Academy, Westfield 1/4/16
James Caldwell High School: 1/5/16 Presented to all of the freshmen health classes on "Coping with Grief, Transitions & Other Tough Stuff"  
 Livingston High School: Presenting to School Counselors: Creating a Safe School Climate for LGBTQ Students 1/11/2016
Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School, West Berlin, NJ, School District staff and faculty wide presentation: Supporting Grieving Students, 1/15/16
Westport, Connecticut: Loss in the Community: What Parents Need to Know to Nurture and Support Their Teenagers, 1/28/16
Montville High School: Two hour staff program on Supporting Students Through Transitions, Grief and Loss, 2/15/16
Montville High School: Evening Parent Program: Nurturing Resiliency in Our Children as They Navigate Stress, Grief and Loss.  Topic includes suicide prevention and maladaptive coping such as self injury. 2/17/16
Two day training in Post Traumatic Stress Management, 3/3/16 and 3/4/16
Glastonbury, CT: Teens Coping with Loss, Mental Health Issues and Other Challenges. Presenting for two days to the 10th graders 4/11 and 4/12
Clearview Regional Middle and High School: District wide presentations for middle and high school staff: Training for educators, school nurses, counselors and special service and support staff on strategies pertaining to supporting grieving students. 4/28/2016
Caring Contact Volunteer Crisis Hotline Training: Grief and Callers : 5/11/16  Annually do a segment of the training for volunteers who will be on the hotline
Treating Traumatic Bereavement in Children and Adolescents: All day program  (Attending) 6/14/16
Workshop EMDR 3 Day Intensive Training: Eye Movement Desentisization & Reprocessing 8/8 - 8/10/16
Camp Clover: NJ Free Bereavement Day Camp for children 7-15, Bereavement Specialist OnSite:  held at Camp Riverbend 8/17-8/20/2016
Jackson High School: Supporting A School After a Sudden Loss: 3 hour program for district school counselors K-12th  9/1/16 
Verona High School: School support 9/6/16 
 The Compassionate Friends: Presenting on Grieving the Loss of a Child in a Move On and Get Over it Society: Parsippany, NJ 9/8/16
St. Frances Hospital, Trenton: Coping with Grief and Loss for medical staff, 9/14/16
Summit YMCA: Mental Health Fair 9/21/16
Flagstaff, Arizona, Grand Canyon 3 Night and 4 Day Backpacking Trip to the Colorado River: TSX Challenge 9/22-9/27/16 
Burlington, Vermont: 10/3/10/4 
Boulder, Colorado 10/12-10/16/2016 
New Jersey Department of Education Symposium:  Keynote presentation for National Safe Schools Week: Audience is school districts concerned with emergency operations. 10/18/16
Millburn High School: Assembly for the freshmen: Healthy Coping Skills and Building Resilience 10/19/16 
 Caring Contact: Training for Suicide Hotline Volunteers: Supporting Grieving Callers: Grief and Losses of all types 10-24/16
Middlesex High School: In-service for school counselors, nurses and child study team: 11/7/16
 Burlington Township School District: Keynote for In-Service Day  11/8/16
Princeton Professional Workshop: Nurturing Resiliency and Supporting Children and Teens After Loss - 11/17/16
Union City High School: Faculty In-Service on Suicide Prevention, Child Abuse and Neglect 12/13/16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa's speaking engagaments in 2015:
 
 
 
 East Orange School District: Response to a loss 1/5/2015
  James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell: Present to freshmen health classes on Coping & Resilience when Faced with       Grief, Loss and Transitions. 1/8/15
  Roseland School District: Response to a loss 1/12/15
   Cranford High School: Response to a loss 1/14/15
    West Milford High School 2 Assemblies for entire school: Suicide Prevention for Students (1150 students) 1/21/15 
    Vorhees HS: Suicide Prevention Presentation to Staff - 2/1/15
    Cranford High School: Response to a loss 2/5/15
     North Plainfield School District: Staff Presentation: Supporting Students Through Grief, Loss & Transitions 2/13/15
     Teaneck High School: The Forum, School based program: Two group presentations for teens 2/19/15           
     West Milford High School: GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Presentation to GSA Members: Coming Out to Self, Family and   Friends: Acceptance and Coping with rejection 2/23/15
 Mount Saint Mary's High School: Presentation for Students on Wellness Day, Teens & Healthy Coping:  2/25/15 
 Sib Shop: The Children's Therapy Center, Fair Lawn NJ; Speak to siblings (ages 6-13) on coping with a sibling with special needs: "What About Me? When it Feels Like My Sibling Gets All the Attention" 3/7/15
Oak Knoll School: Present to the high school students on Healthy Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 3/23,24,25
Jonathan Dayton High School Freshmen Assembly: Healthy Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 4/10/15
North Brunswick High School: Staff Development: 2 hours and Parent Program on Supporting Grieving Children and Teens:    April 28, 2015
Delaware Council on Gambling Problems: Two full days of training for clinicians on Grief and Gambling, Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware: 5/21 and 5/22/2015
Rider University: How Counselors in K-University Settings Respond to Tragic Situations that Affect Students: 2 hour program for clinicians: 5/28/15 
GLBTQ Presentation for GLBT of Hunterdon County, Clinton, NJ. Issues related to "coming out". Program for teens and adults on the issues around coming out to family, friends and community. 6/4/15, North Branch of the Hunterton County Library in Clinton
 Jonathan Dayton High School: Presentations to the seniors in health classes: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff, 6/11/15
Cranford Community Program on Building Resiliency in Our Youth: Facilitating a panel discussion: 6/16/15
12th Annual Dr. Joseph Kline Pediatric Symposium: Some of Our Most Difficult Moments: Pediatric Tragedies: "Child Abuse & End of Life Issues", Traumatic Loss Resources: Helping Children Deal with the Loss of a Schoolmate/Friend 6/26/15
Milford Connecticut: Jonathan Law High School: Parent Forum 2 hours: Nurturing Our Children and Teens Through Grief and Loss 6/30/15
JALP Summer Camp: an at risk youth camp, Presenting on Healthy Coping with Tough Stuff: 2 hours: 7/21/15
Camp Clover Training for Volunteers: 3 hour training -7/22/15
Burlington, Vermont: 8/17-8/19/15
Camp Clover: Bereavment Day Camp for Children in NJ, Grief Specialist and Facilitate Sharing Circles: 8/24/-8/27/15
Livingston High School: Professional Development Day for Staff: 2 hour program on Supporting Grieving Students and Families 9/1/15
Avalon/Stone Harbor School District: Creating a Positive School Climate of Acceptance: Tools, Stategies and Resources 9/3/15 : Staff Training Professional Development 
Lisa in Boulder, Colorado 9/5-9/8/15
NJ Lawyers Assistance Program: providing free and confidential assistance to attorneys, members of the judiciary, law students and law graduates with alcohol, drug, gambling, emotional, behavioral and other personal problems that affect well-being and professional performance. 9/12/15, two hours
Omega Institute: Workshop: Rhinebeck, NY, Harville Hendrix, Imago Relationship Therapy Workshop  9/25-27/2015 
 Princeton University: 2 one hour presentations: "Someone You Care About is Ill", 9/30/15
The Compassionate Friends, Parsippany group: "Coping with Insensitive Comments from Well Meaning Friends and Family" 10-8-15
Westfield High School: Presentations to High School freshmen in health classes: Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff, 10-15-15 
St Michaels's Church: Youth Group presentation: How Teens Can Create More Positive Relationships with Their Parents, Fall 10/20/15 
 When a Family is Affected by Cancer: Strengthening the School's Response Conference: Presenting two workshops for     school counselors, nurses and child study teams 10/30/15
Teaneck High School, The Forum, Middle School group: Workshop for middle school students on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff, 11/4/15 
Teaneck High School, The Forum, Project Success: Workshop for Teens on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff, 11/19/2015
Seton Hall University: Annual presentation to college students majoring in education and special education: Supporting Grieving Students 11/23/15 
Westfield High School: Presentations to freshmen in 8 health classes, 12/14/15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Where Was Lisa speaking in 2014? 
 
 Deerfield Elementary School: Staff presentation: Supporting Students and Families through Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 1/6/2014
Pequannock High School Health Class Presentations to Freshmen: 1/7/14
Pequannock High School Health Class Presentations to Freshmen: 1/8/14
James Caldwell High School Health Class Presentations to Freshmen: 1/10/14
Kinnelon High School: Health Class Presentations to Freshmen and Seniors: 1/14/14 and in the spring
LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Issue and Cultural Awareness: Workshop via Care Plus 1/23/14
Deerfield Elementary School: Program for Parents : Supporting Our Children and Nurturing Resilience through Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 1/30/14
James Caldwell High School Parent Presentation: Nurturing Resilience in Our Children While Navigating Through Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 2/5/14
New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention: Coalition meeting to update us and summarize key legal, research and intervention issues in addressing bullying in NJ. Learn about the new cyberbullying laws that have been proposed in NJ and nationally. 2/18/14
Loss and Grief Issues with LGBT Youth: A Clinical and Societal Perspective with Linda Goldman via A.D.E.C. 2/19/14
Webinar: Supporting LGBT Youth in Schools: What Delaware Has Taught Us 2/20/14
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth in NJ, Union County workshop: The Prevention and Intervention of Eating Disorders in a Multi-Cultural Framework 2/20/14
NJHAPERD (NJ Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Annual Conference: "Teaching Grief in Health Class", February 25, 2014 
Camp Clover Planning Meeting for summer of 2014, 3/5/14
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Middlesex County: Lead Response Team Meeting: 3/14/14
Webinar: Supporting Transgender Students in Schools and Colleges: 3/19/14
Webinar: Helping Grieving Families: Good Grief World Wide: 3/19/14
Presentations to High School Students: Teaneck HS, The Forum: Helping Teens Cope with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 3/25/14
DIRT: Program in Memory of Hannah Luftman, Bridegwater
Workshop for Middle School Students at Teaneck HS, The Forum: Helping Teens Cope, 3/27/14
Oak Knoll School: Workshop for high school students: Helping Teen Girls Cope with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 4/7/14
The Forum, Teaneck High School: Presentation to a youth rap group on Coping with Tough Stuff 4/7/14
Contact We Care:Hotline Volunteer Training on Grief and Loss: Helping Callers: 4/8/14
Alzheimers Foundation of America: Presenting on Care Connection Program: "Now What? Life After Caregiving" 1-2 PM EST. 
Hospice Foundation: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss 4/10/14; 2-4:30
Love, Loss and Grief: The Valerie Fund 2nd Annual Educational Seminar with Stephanie Muldberg and Dr. Katherine Shear, 4/10.14
Becoming a Journalist or Photojournalist: Raritan, NJ 4/11/14
James Caldwell Elementary School: Staff and Student Presentations: Coping with a Loss of a Student:  4/21/14
The Compassionate Friends: Spotswood, NJ: Presentation on Grief in Our 'Get Over IT' and 'Move On' World, 5/4/14
Kinnelon High School: Freshmen Health Classes: Presentations: "Healthy Coping with Loss, Grief and Transitions" 5/6/14
 Keynote: Mothers Day Program at The Pines at Whiting: "Motherhood Never Gets Old"  5/7/14
Family Medicine Physicians: Overlook Hospital: Presentation on What Doctors Need to Know about Grief 5/8/14
Keynote: Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Police Week: Washington DC , 5/13/14-5/14/14
Working on the book: If You Only Knew 5/28/14
Every 15 Minutes program on preventing distracted driving at JDHS 5/28-5/29/14
Jonathan Dayton High School Assembly for Seniors: 5/30/14
 Gilda's Club South Jersey 2014 Annual Teens Touched by Cancer Conference: Keynote  6/3/14
Egg Harbor Township High School: Speaking to their Pride Group: Coping with Tough Stuff  6/5/14
Roosevelt Elementary School: Assembly for 5th grade students: Coping with Transitions, Loss and Stress 6/6/14
"When Parents Leave Children Behind: Death, Divorce, Abandonment, Incarceration, Deployment: How to Help These Children Succeed"  Presentation for the N.J. Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth, Union County 6/9/14
Camp Clover Training for Volunteers and Counselors: 6/12/14
Thomas J Rice Grief Support Program Planning Session: 7/17/14
JALP: Camp for teens in at risk environments: Present yearly. Presenting on Healthy Coping Skills While Dealing with Tough Stuff July 22, 14; 1-3PM 
Camp Clover: week-long children's bereavement camp: Children's Bereavement Specialist on site:  8/18-8/21/2014
   Kinnelon High School: Girls Varsity Volleyball Team: It's a Balancing Act: Athletics, School, Family, Social and Personal Wellbeing 9/14
Community College of Morris: One hour presentation to college students on Coping with Grief, Loss & Transitions 9/30/14
Community College of Morris: One hour presentation to college staff on Supporting College Students through Grief, Loss & Transitions 9/30/14
Westfield High School: Annual presentations to the Freshmen Health Classes: Healthy Coping with Grief, Losses and Other Tough Stuff, 10/1 and 10/2/14
The Compassionate Friends, Parsippany Group: Presenting 'Grief in Our "Get Over It" and "Move On" Society':10/9/14
Readington Middle School: In-service Training for School District Staff: What 21st Century School Professionals Need to Know About Grieving Students: 2.5 hours, 10/13/14
Contact We Care: Hotline Training for Volunteers: Coping with the Grieving Caller: 10/15/14
The Forum, Teaneck High School: 8th graders group: Making Healthy Choices: 10/21/14
Anti-Bullying Program at Kean University: Beyond Bullying: Building Schools Where Everyone Belongs with Stan Davis:10/23/14
Atlanticare/NJAHPERD's : Engaging Strategies for Teaching Adolescent Health Conference, South Jersey, 10/24/14
Jonathan Dayton High School: Juniors, Health Classes, Coping with Losses, Transitions & Other Tough Stuff 10/30/14
Middlesex County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth meeting: 10/31/14
Montclair High School: Counselors and Child Study Team: Supporting Grieving Students: 11/5/14
Traumatic Loss Coaltion for Youth of Middlesex County: 11/21/14
Teaneck High School: The Forum, School Based Program, High School Presentation: Teens Coping with Tough Stuff, 12/1/14
South Jersey Professional Development Presentation: Tools to Help, Heal and Support Students Facing Loss, Transition & Other Tough Stuff.  For guidance counselors, HIB specialists, child study teams, nurses, behavioral health and wellness, Richard Stockton College Campus, 12/5/14
NJAHPERD Annual Conference : Strengthening Resilience in Students Facing Grief, Loss & Transitions 12/8/2014 
Westfield High School Freshman Presentations: Healthy Coping with Loss, Transitions and Other Tough Stuff, 12/15/14 and 12/16/14
University Academy Charter High School, Assemblies for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors on Healthy Coping with Loss, Transitions and Other Tough Stuff. 12/17/14
 

 
 
 Where was Lisa in 2013?
 
Westfield High School- Presenting to Freshmen in Health Classes on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 1/7/2013 and 1/8/2013
Springfield Rotary Club: Communities Coping with Tragedy and Loss 1/8/13
Elizabeth School District: Program for Parents in K-8 : Nurturning Resiliency in Our Children as the Face Challenges, Loss and Other Transitions  1/14/2013
Traumatic Loss Coalition for NJ of Essex County: Lead Response Team Meeting 1/16/13
Suicide Safety: Reducing a suicidal person's access to firearms: webinar, Well Aware: 1/17/13
 James Caldwell High School: Presentation to Freshmen Student: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 1/18/13
Pequannock High School, Health Class Presentations for Freshmen, Navigating Through Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff
1/23/13  and 1/24/ 13
Traumatic Loss Coalitions for NJ of Middlesex County: Lead Response Team Meeting 1/25/13
Bridgewater Raritan High School: Presenting to School Counselors and Crisis Team: Nurturing Resliency in Students Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff : 2.5 hour workshop for staff,  1/30/13
Homefirst/ Family Success Center of Plainfield: Support Group for Teens from Plainfield and Surrounding Communities: Grief, Loss & Coping 2/7/13
Traumatic Loss Coalition for NJ of Essex County: Program: Healing in the Wake of Traumatic Loss with Wendy Sifcik, , 2/13/13
Alternatives, Inc: Faciliate a Healing Group Session for Staff and Clients on Coping with Sudden Loss and Grief  2/15/13
Healthy Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff & Supporting Other Students: Presentation to College Students: University of Delaware, 2/20/13
Traumatic Loss Coaliton for NJ of Middlesex County: Lead Response Team Meeting: 2/22/13
Teaneck High School: The Forum, School Based Program: Present to 7th and 8th graders: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 2/28/13
Seasons: Support Group for Those Separated, Divorced and Widowed: "Winning Friends and Influencing People: Getting Along with Difficult People" 3/7/13
Teaneck High School; the Forum: presenting to high school students on coping with grief and loss 3/13/13
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County: Lead Response team meeting 3/13/13 
Jonathan Dayton High School, Springfield, Presentations to High School Juniors on Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 3/18/13
Contact We Care Crisis Hotline: Training for Volunteers Who Work the Hotline on Handling Grief Calls: 3/20/13
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of NJ, Middlesex County Lead Response Team Meeting: 3/29/13
Teaneck High School: The Forum, School Based Program: Present to high school students on coping with grief, loss and other tough stuff, 4/1/13
Middlesex County Division of Domestic Violence Response Team: Perth Amboy: Presenting to the DV response team members on supporting grieving clients and families: 4/10/13
The Compassionate Friends; Parsippany support group: Grief in our "Get Over it" and "Move On" Society: 4/11/13
Division of Family Resource & Youth Services: Presenting to Adults Working with At Risk Youth in Eastern and Central Kentucky: 4/14 - 4/18/13 
Post Traumatic Stress Management: Dr. Robert Macy speaking on PTSM Advanced Suicide Protocols: 4/24/13
Kinnelon High School: Presentations to Health Classes for Freshmen on Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 5/7/13
Camp Clover Training for Volunteers: 3 hour training for counselors and floaters for bereavement camp  6/5/13
Roosevelt Elementary School: New Brunswick: 5th Grade Assembly on Coping with Grief, Loss & Tough Stuff 6/11/13
Parsippany PBA Camp Jalp for Teens at risk: Speak to high school students about coping with tough stuff 7/16/13
Camp Clover training: 8/25/13
Camp Clover: Bereavement specialist on site at bereavement day camp: 8/26-8/30/13
Keynote and Presentations in Canada: Community Grief and Loss Workshops and Keynote for Fort McKay community in Alberta, Canada 9/23 -9/27/ 2013
Westfield High School Freshmen Presentations: Health Classes: 10/2/13 (Date pending)
Keynote in Washington State: Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling: Keynote for Annual Conference: "Grief in a Get Over It and Move On Society" for Gambling Conference: October 3 and 4, 2013 
Presentations in Kentucky: For Division of Family and Youth Services: How Adults Can Support Children, Teens and Families through Grief, Losses and Other Tough Stuff  10/7-10/9, 2013
New Jersey School Counselors Association Annual Conference: NJSCA Fall Conference: Grief is not a Disorder 10/14/13 Contact We Care: Suicide Hotline Volunteer Hotline Training: 2.5 hour grief and loss training for listeners 10/16/13
Kentucky: Division of Family Services: Presentations for Professionals: 10/20-10/22
Neptune High School: Teens and Grief, Workshop for Guidance Staff 10/24/13
Seton Hall Prep: Assembly Presentation for Freshmen and Sophomores 10/25/13 
Parsippany High School: Presentation for Parents: Supporting our Children through Transitions, Grief and Loss TBA
Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey: School Conference: Supporting Students When Parents Have Cancer- Nurturing Resiliency while Supporting Grieving Students 11/1/2013
Seton Hall University: Special Education Class Presentation: 11/25/13
Pequannock High School: Health Class Presentations to Freshmen, 12/13  (dates to be announced) 
 
 
 

Where Was Lisa Presenting in 2012:
 
 
 
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Plainfield Office hours 1/4/12
Neptune School District: Professional Development 2 hour workshop for guidance and child study staff: 1/10/12
 Homefirst/Family Success Center: Plainfield Office hours 1/11/12
PTSM: Post Traumatic Stress Management program delivered by Dr. Robert Macy on Supporting People after a Homicide or Suicide 1/13/12
James Caldwell High School: Presentations for Freshmen on Coping with Transitions, Grief and Loss 1/12/12
Children's Therapy Center: Sib Shops: Presenting to Siblings of Children with Special Needs: 1/14/12
Princeton High School: presentation to grief and loss group 1/17/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County: Lead Response Team Meeting: 1/18/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Union Lead Response Team Meeting: 1/19/12
Pequannock High School: Professional Development for Teachers K-12, 3.5 hours  1/24/12
The Forum: Teaneck High School School Based Program: Presentation to 3 groups: 1/25/12
Webinar: "Emotional Regulation: Strategies for Children and Adolescents Experiencing Irritability and Difficulties Managing Their Emotions" Sponsored by the NJ. Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders 1/25/12 :7:30-8:30 PM
Domestic Violence 101: Training for Professionals through YWCA Eastern Union County: 1/26/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Middlesex County: 1/27/12
Domestic Violence 201: Training for Professionals through YWCA Eastern Union County: 1/31/12
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Webinar: Bullying and Suicide Prevention: 2/2/12/
Mt. Saint Mary's High School: Wellness Day: Presentations to Students on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 2/3/12
Grand Rounds: Tech Addiction and Its Impact on Children and Adults- Trinitas Regional Medical Center: 2/10/12, 9:30-12PM
Webinar: Hazeldon: Preventing Teen Dating Violence: Respect Works -  2/14/12
North Plainfield School District: Suicide Prevention Programs (K-12) for Staff: 3 sessions: 2/16/12
Westfield School District: School Nurses and Counselors in Elementary and Middle Schools:  3 Hour In-service 2/21/12
Teaneck High School: The Forum, School Based Program: 3 Group Sessions for students on Coping with Loss & Other Tough Stuff 2/23/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Middlesex County: 2/24/12
Teen Screen National Center Webinar: Bipolar in Adolescents: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know 2/29/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Essex County: Developmental Disabilities and Resources: 2/29/12
NJAHPERD: Annual Convention, Presentation for Health Educators on Teaching Grief and Loss in Health Class: 3/5/12
Jonathan Dayton High School, Springfield, Presentations to Juniors in Health Classes: 3/12/12
St. Michael's Youth Group at St. Michael's Church Union; Presentation to 200  Teens: "Seek First to Understand: How to Get Along Better with Your Parents"  PM Program: 3/13/12 
Traumatic Loss Coalition of NJ- Union County Meeting: 3/15/12
Webinar: SPC: Human Trafficking: 3/15/12
Holy Spirit: Divorced and Separated Support Group: Seasons: Presentation to Group 3/15/12
Children's Therapy Center: Program for Staff: 3/20/12 '
Webinar: U of Albany: Latinos During Emergencies: Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness, 3/22/12
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Young People's Group: facilitate a discussion group- 3/22/12 
Contact We Care: Crisis Hotline: Training for Volunteers: Presentation on Helping Callers with Grief and Loss Issues: 3/26/12
Webinar: Drug Dependent Newborns: 3/29/12
Webinar: SPRC (Society for the Prevention and Research Center) Saving Our Youth: How One Native Community Reduced Teen Suicide 3/29/12
Teen Screen Webinar: Teens with Depression and Anxiety: 3/30/12 
Rainbows: Support Program for Families in Transition: Presenting to the Parents: Coping With Family Transitions While Nurturing Resilience in their Children. 4/16/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of NJ- Union County: 4/19/12
The Pines at Whiting: Senior Living Community:  "An Attitude of Gratitude" Presentation for the Annual Volunteers' Luncheon 4/25/12
Washington State Problem Gambling Council- Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference: Focus on the Future- in conjunction with Oregon Health Authority, NAADAC and the Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington: Keynote and Breakout Session: Grief, Gambling and Addictions.  Vancouver, WA: 4/27/12
Youth Group- facilitate a discussion group for youth at Homefirst/Family Success Center: 4/26/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Middlesex County: 4/27/12
New Jersey Counseling Association Annual Conference: Presentation: Different Ways to Grieve, Different Ways to Heal in Our 'Get Over It' and 'Move On' Society.  Brookdale College, Lincroft, 4/29/12
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Planning for "Thursdays with Lisa" monthly support group program for teens of Plainfield 5/1/12
West Caldwell Parent Program: "Safeguarding Our Children While Building Success and Nurturing Resiliency",(2 hours) James Caldwell HS: 5/1/12
Meeting about a grief support program at local church in Union County: 5/2/12
NJ Half Marathon: Long Branch, NJ: 5/6/12
New York Council on Problem Gambling: Keynote and workshop: Grief and Gambling: Exploring the Connections: in Albany, NY  5/9/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County: 5/16/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Union County: 5/17/12
Meeting with Kerry Glass, Founder of Memories Live, a non profit whose mission is to help those with life-limiting illnesses preserve their images, stories and wisdom by creating personalized movies to pass on to their loved ones. Services are at no cost.  www.memorieslive.org  5/18/12
Teaneck High School: School Based Program, The Forum: Presentation for middle school group: 5/17/12
Young People's Group: Facilitate a discussion group with youth: Homefirst/Family Success Center- 5/24/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Middlesex County: 5/25/12
Webinar: The Neurobiology of Trauma- What is Happening in the Brain of Someone With Unresolved Trauma, Ruth Lanius, MD,PhD, 5/30/12
Teen Screen Webinar: Why do pople hurt themselves? Advance in understanding assessment and treatment in self harm, Harvard University: 5/31/12
Jonathan Dayton High School: Health Class Presentations to Seniors: 6/4/12
Collaborative Care in the Aftermath of Youth Suicide: All day conference that provides an in-depth look at the world of youth suicide, focsing on mental health, stories of loss and survival, current statistics, preventative factors and the importance of the grieving process and remembrance.  Conference at Montclair State University:  6/5/12
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Thursdays with Lisa: Discussion for teens of Plainfield:  6/24/12
Camp Clover Staff Training: Week long Bereavement Day Camp for Children in Warren, NJ 6/30 & 7/1/12
 JALP: Summer camp program for at risk teens: Presentation for teens on Coping with Grief and Loss: 7/10/12
Domestic Violence Coalition of Middlesex County: Presentation on Grief, Loss & Domestic Violence 8/1/12
 Camp Clover Bereavement Day Camp: On site staff bereavement specialist: 8/20-8/24/12
Webinar: Understanding Trauma, From "Simple" to "Complex" , The Glendon Association, 9/10/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County: Lead Response Team Meeting: 9/12/12
Webinar: Working with Multiple Losses: ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Working with Multiple Losses with J. William Worden, PhD, Harvard 9/19/12
Webinar: Generation Text: sponsored by the Tourette's Syndrome Foundation of NJ 9/19/12
The Pines at Whiting, Retirement Community, "Celebrating Spirituality" Presentation for residents 9/26/12
Homefirst: "Thursdays with Lisa" Monthly Teen Rap Group for Teens in the Plainfield Area 9/27/12
Understanding and Treating the Complex Puzzle of Non-Suicidal Self Injury, presented by author Berent Walsh, PhD, 9/28/12
Westfield High School: Presentations to Freshmen Class on Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 10/10-10/11/12
Webinar: Debunking Marijuana Myths: Debunking Marijuana Myths, science, prevention, and law enforcement experts will talk about some common myths and provide the facts. sponsored by the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training 10/15/12
 Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County: Rachel's Coalition: In Her Shoes: workshop on domestic violence 10/17/12
Contact We Care: Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training Program: "Supporting Grieving Callers", 10/17/2012
Jonathan Dayton High School: Assembly presentations to freshmen health classes: Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 10/22/12
What 21st Century School Professionals Need to Know about Grieving Students: 2 hour program for professionals, 10/24/12
Professional Caregivers Program: Grief, Loss and Caregiving Johnstown, NY  10/26/2012
Family Caregiver Day: Guest Speaker for program: "Ask Me How I'm Doing and Then Just Listen" Johnstown, NY 10/27/2012
Middlesex County Domestic Violence Response Team: Presentation on Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 11/7/12
The Pines at Whiting: Presentation for the Veterans: Lunchtime Address 11/12/12
Oak Knoll School: Served on a panel after a program on Eating Disorders put on by Add Verb Productions: The Thin Line, a one woman show about eating disorders 11/14/12
Seton Hall University: 2 hour program for undergraduates in Education/ Special Education: Supporting Grieving Students and Coping with You Own Personal Losses, Grief & Other Tough Stuff.  11/19/2012
Out of state 11/26-12/1 2012
Parsippany School District: Parent Presentation: Nurturing Resiliency in Our Children through Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 12/6/12
Clinical Management of Suicidal Youth: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Approaches : Workshop sponsored by TLC for Youth of NJ 12/11/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County: Presentation: What the 21st Century School Professional Needs to Know about Grieving Students 12/12/12
Camp Clover Advisory Board Meeting: Preparing for Camp Clover 2013  12/13/12
Hope for the Holidays- Presentation for Homefirst/Family Success Center of Plainfield 12/17/12
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Middlesex County Monthly Meeting for TLC/LRT 12/21/12
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Thursdays with Lisa Teen Rap Group 12/27/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Where Was Lisa in 2011?
Bold: Presentations, Workshops or Keynotes presented by Lisa
Not bold: Continuing Education or workshops Lisa is attending
 
Teaneck High School: The Forum; school based program: Spoke to a young women's group and a young men's group on Coping with Grief, Loss and Tough Stuff;  1/4/11 
GLBT Conference: GLBT Youth- Family Focused Approach to Reduce Risk for Suicide and Other Health Problems, featuring Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW, founder of the Family Acceptance Project Research:1/6/11
Assumption Academy: Presentation for school staff: Supporting Grieving Students: 1/7/11 (postponed, snow)
Livingston High School: Guidance Department Presentation to the entire district: Supporting Grieving Students 1/10/11
Kinnelon High School: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Transitions: 12 grades: 1/13 and 1/14/2011
West Essex Middle School: Presentations to entire 7th grade and entire 8th grade:  Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff:  1/17/11
Essex County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth meeting for Lead Response Team: discussed NJ Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Act  1/19/11 
Pequannock High School: Presentation to health classes on coping with grief, loss and other tough stuff: 1/20/11 Reschedule
National Alliance for Grieving Children Webinar: Training Volunteers to Lead Bereavement Groups 1/21/11
Camp Clover: meeting to discuss and plan Camp Clover:a week long free bereavement day camp in August 2011
Summit School District: Parent/ Child Program: 3rd-5th graders and parents/guardians: Children Coping with Loss, Grief and Other Tough Stuff   1/26/2011
Essex County School Nurse Association @ South Orange Middle School: 1/26/11
"Preventing Prescription Abuse" Webinar 1/27/11
Middlesex County Traumatic Loss Coalition Meeting: 1/28/11
Webinar: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse 2/3/11
Oak Knoll School: Watching Documentary: The Race To Nowhere  2/3/11
Belleville Elementary Schools: Presentations to the Counselors and Staff: Supporting Grieving Elementary Students 2/4/11
Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program: Classroom Based Interventions and PTSM (Post traumatic stress management) Response Protocols 2/7/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center of Plainfield : Meeting to plan upcoming support group
St. Michaels' Church Youth Group:  Presenting on Teens Coping with the Loss of a Loved One: 2 hour program for 200 teens 2/8/11
Teaneck High School: The Forum: School based program, Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff: 2/9/11
St Mary's Church: Church Group, Nutley. Program on Coping with Grief and Multiple Losses Over the Years: 2/14/11
TLC of Essex County: Working with Veterans 2/16/11
NJ Community College Counselors Mini Conference: Bergen Community College: College Students, Grief and Coping with a Tragic Loss due to Suicide  2/18/11
Oak Knoll School: 7th grades : Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 2/22/11
CASE Center for Adoption, Support and Education: Webinar: The Facts about Open Adoption  2/22/11
NJ Center for Women, Livingston, : Adults Coping with Grief and Loss  2/23/11
Teasing and Bullying: Know the Law: NJ Bar Foundation: Bullying Program for NJ Educators: 2/24/11
 TLC of Middlesex County: Lead Response Team and 2/25/11
Bergen County DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services): Children and Families Coping with Grief, Loss and Trauma: How Can we Help?  Presentation to staff  2/28/11
North Plainfield High School: Assembly to seniors: 3/3/11
Sage Day School: therapeutic high school, Professional Staff Development: Presenting on: When Parents Leave Children Behind: Death, Divorce and Abandonment 3/2/11
Out of Town 3/6 - 3/10/11
Jonathan Dayton High School: Juniors: Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff  3/14/11
Essex County Traumatic Loss Coalition: meeting lead response team: Veterans and Grief  3/16/11
Contact We Care: Working with Adolescent Callers : Training for the Volunteer Hot-line 3/16/11
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicidal Patients: led by Amy Wenzel, PhD, UPenn, Nationally recognized clinician researcher and teacher in the areas of suicide and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Princeton House Behavioral Health: Professional Workshop Series: 3/17/11
Camp Clover Planning Meeting: 3/17/11
Webinar: Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Disorders: Developing Integrated Systems of Care for Individuals and Families : Live Webcast with Kenneth Minkoff, M.D, Nation's leading expert on the treatment of co-occurring disorders 3/18/11
NJ Annual State School Nurse Association Conference: School Nurses: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Demands:  Presenting two breakout sessions: Teens, Grief and Technology: The Influence on the Ways Teens Grieve & When Parents Leave Children Behind: Death, Divorce and Abandonment: How to Help These Children Succeed- New Brunswick,   3/19/11 
The Children's' Therapy Center: The Cerebral Palsy Center, Bergen County.  6-13 year old children who have developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and/or are medically fragile. Staff Presentation: Supporting Children through Grief and Loss:   3/22/11
Contact We Care: Crisis Hot-line Volunteer Training: Provide Information on  Grief Calls for the Hot-line Volunteers: 3/23/11
Webinar: Scholastic presents: Help Grieving Students,  4-5pm 3/24/11  
Home First/Family Success Center: Group #1 of 6 week group: Let Grief Speak 3/24/11
Bayonne High School: School District Counselors; Supporting Grieving Students ; Cultures and Grief, Technology and Grief: 3/25/11
Rainbows: Evening presentation to parents experiencing loss through death, divorce, separation or abandonment: 3/28/11
Camp Clover Meeting: Planning for the week long bereavement camp in August 3/29/11
NJ Depression and Bipolar Alliance Support Group: Addictions and Mood Disorders  3/30/11
Oak Knoll School: 9th grades: Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 3/31/11
Teen Screen Webinar: Adolescents and Anxiety: 3/31/11
Camp Clover Training for Camp Volunteers: 4/2/11 and 4/9/11 (training for bereavement day camp volunteers for camp in August)
Bergen County School Counselors Association: Dinner meeting: Presentation 4/5/11
Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Violence by Lisa Firestone, PhD   4/5/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center of Plainfield: Week #1 of 6 week Grief Support Group  4/7/11
Oak Knoll School: 9th graders : Coping Strategies and Support Systems   4/8/11
Oak Knoll School: 7th graders: Healthy Ways to Cope with Transitions, Grief and Stress  4/11/11
Sage Day School: Presentation to students on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 4/12/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center: 6 week support group: Let Grief Speak: Group # 2: 4/14/11
Spirituality and End of Life Care: 2011 Annual Educational Live Webinar by The Hospice Foundation of America:  4/13/11 @ Atlantic Health Care and Hospice
Pequannock Middle School: Presentation to Parents of Middle Schooler: Supporting Grieving Students 4/13/11
Workshop presented by Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence of Children: at Bergen County Community College 4/15/11
The Compassionate Friends of Ocean County: Coping with Grief and Loss 4/17/11
Webinar: Anxiety and Its Impact on Sprots, Academics and Performance: Understanding the Mental and Emotional Side of Performance: 4/20/11
Supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community through Illness, Death and Grief: Webinar: Hospice Foundation of America 4/20/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Group # 3, 4/21/11
Teaneck School Based Program: The Forum: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff: 4/26/11
Hunderton County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth: Presenting on Supporting Families Coping with Loss, Grief and Other Tough Stuff: 2 hour workshop held in Flemington, NJ  4/27/10
Atlantic Hospice: Training for Volunteers for the Hospice Program on Grief and Loss in the Lives of Families  4/28/11
Watchung Hills Regional High School: Presenting to all of the health classes on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff  4/29/11
The Milton School: Presentation to students: Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 5/3/11
Atlantic Hospice: Training for Staff for the Hospice Program: 5/5/11
Teaneck High School: School Based Program, The Forum: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff  5/9/11
Pequannock High School: Senior Health Classes: Coping with Transitions, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 5/19/11
Workshop presented by Kenneth Hardy, PhD, author of Teens Who Hurt: Teens Who Hurt: Effective Strategies for Working with Troubled Adolescents: Mercer County Comm College: 5/16/11
Essex County Traumatic Loss Coalition: meeting for lead response team: 5/18/11
Madison High School: Presentation to Seniors on Coping with Transitions, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 5/20/11 (tentative date)
Jonathan Dayton High School: Senior Health Classes: Coping with Transitions, Loss & Other Tough Stuff  5/23/11
Princeton High School: Grief Support for Parents 5/23/11
Every 15 Minutes: School Program: NJ Drunk Driving Prevention Program at an undisclosed local High School  5/24/11 
Good Ideas Conference: Ocean and Monmouth County School Counselors' Association Conference: Teens, Grief and Technology: How Technology Influences the Way Teens Grieve  5/26/11
SPRC (Suicide Prevention Resource Center) Webinar: Responding After a Suicide: Best Practices for Schools 5/26/11
Middlesex County TLC Lead Response Team Meeting 5/27/11
Holy Spirit Group: Presented on Grief and Loss When We Say Goodbye: Seasons: Support Group Open to those who have lost a relationship due to divorce: 6/2/11
Windsor Preparatory High School: Staff Presentation: K-12, Encouraging Resiliency in  Students Coping with Loss and Transitions  6/3/1
Webinar: Psychological First Aid: Diagnosis and Prevention of PTSD: Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD  6/8/11
Passaic County Student Assistant Professionals Meeting: SAC's Supporting Students through Grief, Loss and Other Difficult Transitions 6/9/11
Roselle High School: Annual Youth Conference: Coping with Loss Workshop for Teens 6/11/11
Pequannock High School: Senior Health Class Presentations: Young Adults Coping with Grief, Transitions and Other Tough Stuff 6/13/11
Warren County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth: Presentation to Members and Lead Response Team on Grief and Loss: 6/15/11
Schwartz Center Rounds: Overlook Hospital: Acute Grief at the Bedside: Serve on the Panel  7/18/11
Overlook Hospital: Presenting at the Family Medicine Residents Conference: Children, Adolescents and Grief 7/26/11
The Womens' Center: Livingston: Coping with Grief and Loss Workshop: 8/3/11
Camp Clover: week long bereavement camp sponsored by Atlantic Home Care, on site as a grief specialist  August 22- 26, 2011 
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Teen Presentation 8/30/11
Alternatives: 24/7 Program: 3 Hour workshop for staff and residents of program on Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 9/1/11
North Plainfield School District: Suicide Prevention Program for Staff K-12; 3 sessions 9/7/11
Webinar: 9/11: A Decade Later: Finding Hope and Healing After Traumatic Loss : Open to Hope Foundation  9/8/11
Hinckley Elementary School, Minnesota, Presentations to K-6th, Parents and Faculty In-service training 9/11-9/13/11
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of NJ: Essex County: Lead Response Team : 9/14/11
Promoting Awareness, Preventing Suicide: An evening with James Lecesne on LGBTQ Youth's Struggle to Find Acceptance, Montclair State Univ 9/16/11
Sesame Street Family Fun Day: Chelsea Piers. Event for families on coping with grief. Resource table: 9/18/11
Sparta High School: presentations to students 9/20/11
Presenting Workshop at The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Annual Statewide Conference:
Gambling and Grief: What's the Connection?  9/22/2011
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of NJ: Middlesex County: Lead Response Team Meeting: North Brunswick,  9/23/11
Camp Clover Reunion: Staff, Campers and Families come together again. Feedback about the camp experience and planning for 2012. 9/25/11
Cry For Help: Can Children Elementary Age and Younger Really be Suicidal? Well Aware Webinar, visit: www.wellawaresp.org  9/27/11
Dr. Paul Wichansky presented at Jonathan Dayton High School, Just the Way You Are: on character education and disability awareness 10/4/11
Post Traumatic Stress Management Training and Psychological First Aid: with Ethnocultural, Gender and Developmental Specificity.  Two day intensive training by Robert Macy: Sponsored by Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of NJ: 10/6/11, 10/7/11
Jonathan Dayton High School: Health class presentations to freshmen on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff: 10/11/11
Westfield High School: Health Class presentations to freshmen on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 10/12/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center: "I Had it, I Lost it, I Will Survive": Coping with loss of work and life style : evening presentation  10/12/11 
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of NJ: Essex County: 10/12/11  Are Drugs the Answer? Exploring Alternative for Psychiatric Well-Being

This workshop will explore avenues for addressing psychiatric disorders without an independent reliance on psychopharmacology. A holistic approach is explored drawing from Dr. Sandy Newmark's book ADHD Without Drugs.

 NJSCA: New Jersey School Counselors' Association Fall Conference: 3 Hour Pre-Conference Program: School Counselors Helping Students Cope with a Sudden or Anticipated Death: Family, Friend, Peer or Pet   10/16/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center of Plainfield: Caregiver Support Workshop Series: Morning groups on 10/18, 11/1, 11/15
Guiding Light: Helping Parents Comprehend the Potential for Suicide in their Children: Well Aware Webinar, wellawaresp.org   10/18/11
Contact We Care: 24/7 Crisis Hotline Training: class focus on: Adolescents and Grief: 10/19/11
Hunterdon County Polytech High School: Classroom Presentations to Students: 10/21/11
 Contact We Care: 24/7 Crisis Hotline Training: class focus on: Callers Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 10/26/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Caregiver Support Workshop Series: 11/1/11
How Young is Too Young? Age Appropriate Programs to Foster Suicide Prevention in Children: Well Aware Webinar: 11/2/11
Monmouth University Graduate Class: Clinical Rotations for Counseling Students: How to Best Support Grieving Students K-12, 11/3/11
Grover Cleveland Elementary School, Rahway: DAISY program: parents of pre-schoolers: How Adults Can Best Support Children in Difficult Times  11/4/11
Rainbows: Presentation to parents on children and adults experiencing the grief of divorce or separation 11/7/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center: "I Had It, I Lost It, I Survived It" series on losing a lifestyle, job etc. 11/8/11
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Caregiver Support Workshop Series: 11/15/11
Sussex County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of NJ: Presentation to Lead Response team and TLC members 11/17/11
Nutley High School: Presentation to students 11/17/11
Pequannock Middle School: 2 hour Parent Program: Nurturing Resiliency in Our Children 11/29/11
Pequannock Middle School: 2 Students Assemblies  11/30/11
Hawthorne High School: Presentation to Peer Leaders: Supporting Teens Experiencing Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 12/1/11
Louisiana: Kilpatrick Funeral Homes and School Districts in Monroe Area: Program for students, faculty, parents and community members:  Encouraging Resilience in Our Youth. 12/4/11-12/7/11
Why People Die by Suicide: Thomas Joiner, Sponsored by the Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth Sponsoring this workshop: 12/13/11
Getting Through the Holidays: coping with grief and loss: Handle With Care: Caregivers Program: Toms River: 12/14/11
" I Had it, I Lost It, I Survived" Group at Homefirst/Family Success Center in Plainfield: Coping with All Types of Loss  12/14/11
Westfield High School: Presentations to Freshmen : Healthy Coping with Grief, Loss & Other Tough Stuff 12/19/11
Caregivers Support Group: Homefirst/Family Success Center in Plainfield  12/20/11
  
Where Was Lisa in 2010?
 
Calendar for 2010 (presentation, workshops, keynotes, and continuing education):
 
Teaneck High School: Student presentations through the The Forum, Teen Center 1/5/10  
Jonathan Dayton High School: Faculty presentation: 1/6/10  Supporting HS Students Through Loss and Transitions 
Linden Girl Scout Troop:  Adolescents Coping with Grief and  Loss: When a Young Friend Dies -    1/6/10 
Teaneck High School : Student presentations at The Forum, School Based Program: Boys HS group, Girls HS group,  1/7/10 
A Conference on Underage Drinking: Trinitas, Prevention Links, 1/8/10 Trinitas Regional Medical Center 
Valerie Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: Grief Support for Staff: When Professionals Grieve 1/8/10 
Grace and Peace Church, Youth Group Presentation in Cranford: When a Beloved Young Friend Dies: Teens Coping with Grief  1/9/10
Essex County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth: Lead Response Team meeting  1/13/09  
Jefferson Township Library: Coping with Depression and Grief after the Holidays , 7-8:30 
Association for Student Assistant Professionals Somerset County: 1/14/10   Supporting Grieving Students 
Woodbridge Middle Schools, Woodbridge  Student presentations on Coping with Transition and Loss : 1/13
Iselin Middle School:  6th, 7th and 8th Grades: Coping with Transitions and Loss: 1/15/10     
Clifton High School: 3 hour in-service professional development workshop for SAC's, Learning Consultants and Guidance Counselors K -12th :  1/18/10  
TLC training on Traumatic Incident Intervention: to help grieving Haitian children and families   1/19/10 
Avenel Middle School:  Presentations to 6th graders about Coping with Transition and Loss: 1/20/10   
Toussaint Louventure Marquis De Lafayette School: Elizabeth: Supporting Haitian Students (TLC)  1/21/10 afternoon group
Support Group -Springfield: Saying Goodbye to a young friend after a sudden loss- 1/21/10
Woodbridge Middle School: Presentations to 6th graders  1/22/10 
Girl Scout Troop:  6th graders : Friendships  -  Springfield: 1/24/10
Manalapan-Englishtown Schools: 2 hour professional development workshop: Counselors and Nurses: K-8 1/26/10
Colonia Middle School: 6th graders: Let's talk about coping with transitions and loss, 1/27/10 
C.A.S.E.: Center for Adoption Support and Education: Webinar: Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens with Debbie Riley 1/28/10
Barkalow Middle School: Freehold School District, 3 hour Guidance Staff in-service workshop: Supporting Grieving Middle Schoolers: 1/29/10 
Oak Knoll School: 9th and 10th grades: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Transitions 2/1/10
Oak Knoll School: 7th  grades: Adolescents Coping with Transitions, Grief and Loss 2/2/10 
Camp Clover: Week Long Bereavement Day Camp: Planning Meeting: 2/4/10
16th Annual NJ State Elks Association Youth Peer Leadership Conference: Presenting to 200 peer leaders from all over NJ on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff: Two workshops  2/5/10-2/7/10  Long Branch NJ
Homefirst : planning community wide grief 6 week community support program for spring 2010: 2/8/10
Middletown School District: Middle Schools and High Schools: Program for staff  2/16/10 
Jonathan Dayton High School: Presentation to the students in the Inclusion Classroom:  Bullying, Self Esteem, and Expressing Anger in healthy ways.  2/17/10
Grief After Suicide: How Does Suicide Change the Grieving   ADEC Webinar by Jack Jordan Ph.D, FT   2/17/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of  Essex County: Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans-gendered and Questioning Youth , Hudson Pride Connections:  2/18/10
Children's Specialized Hospital: grief support for parents of pediatric patients: When Everything Changes in an Instant: Helping Parents to Cope  2/19/10
Oak Knoll School: 9th and 10th grades  2/22/10: Books as a source of emotional support and inspiration during challenging times 2/22/10
Oak Knoll School: 7th and 8th grades: Learning to Listen with Empathy:  2/23/10 
Mercer County School Counselors: Supporting Grieving Students in School:  Two hour professional development workshop 2/24/10 
Montclair School District: ASAP (Association of Student Assistant Professionals): Supporting Grieving Students as an SAP  2/25/10 
TLC Middlesex County 2/26/10
Blog Talk Radio Show:  Coping with the Grief of Divorce: 3/1/10  
Livingston High School: Assembly Program for Seniors on Coping with Transitions, Grief and Other Tough Stuff  3/2/10
Traumatic Incident Intervention: by Robert Macy, PhD: Certificate Course: one day training for TII:Traumatic Incident Intervention in Schools: 3/3, 8-4
Advance Post Traumatic Stress Management: Protocols for Response to Suicide 3/4/10  MACY training 9-5
Advance Post Traumatic Stress Management: Protocol for Response to Homicide 3/5/10   Macy Training 8-5
Atlantic Health Palliative Care Program: Do Everything: Overlook Hospital  3/9/10
Jonathan Dayton HS: 7 Health Class Presentations on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and other Tough Stuff 3/10/10
Teaneck High School: Forum, School Based Program: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 3/11/10
The Deron School of NJ:  Speaking to faculty and staff:  Special Needs, Grief and Loss: two 2 hour professional development : 3/12/10 
Saint Michael's Teen Youth Group: Presenting to 200 teens  : Depression, Self Injury and Suicide: What Teens Need to Know   3/16/10
GLBT youth in schools,  TLC Essex County Meeting: 3/17/10
New Milford  High School: Health and Alliance Seminar: Supporing Grieving Students 3/18/10
Journey from Loss to Renewal: Clinical Interventions for Normal and Complicated Grief CMI Educational Institute, cutting edge
strategies for working with normal, complicated and traumatic grief. Harold Ivan Smith, Ed.S.   Parsippany, 3/19/10 
Classroom Based Intervention: presented by Robert Macy, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Boston Center for Trauma Psychology, the Co-director of a Category III National Center for the Child Traumatic Stress Network site in Boston, Founder of The Children's Trauma Recovery Foundation and Research Associate in Psychology in the Dept of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
3 day Certificate Course:  intensive training for CBI Classroom Based Intervention: 15 Session Protocol : 3//22- 3/24/10 
Farleigh Dickenson University: Presenting to a graduate class on Schools, Community and Substance Abuse 3/23/10
Webinar: Youth Suicide and Social Media: Well Aware: 3/24/11
Contact We Care: 24/7 Crisis Helpline:  3 hour training for helpline volunteers:  3/24/10 
TLC Middlesex county:  3/26/10 
Hospice Foundation of America: Cancer and End of Life Care: 1:30-4pm  
Homefirst/ Family Success Center: Facilitate a 6 Week Program for Community Members on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 4/8/10-5/13/10
New Jersey Counselors Association: Conference: Grief, Loss and Healthy Coping : 4/10/10 
Hunterdon County Polytech High School: Speaking to nursing, early childhood education and law enforcement students : 2 hour program, 4/13/10 
TLC Essex County, Cedar Grove 4/15/10 
Youth Suicide Clusters: Webinar (viewing program) 4/15/10
Family Success Center Plainfield, 4/14/10
Chatham School District: Parent Program: Raising Resilient Children and Teens Through Difficult Times: AM and PM programs; 4/27/10
Rainbows of Livingston: Program for children who have experienced loss through divorce, death or abandonment. Speaking to the parents on Coping with Grief, Loss and Transition  4/19/10
Raising Your Boys: an In Depth Workshop for Parents: program on violence prevention, domestic violence awareness: Perth Amboy Elementary School , Lisa doing a piece on psychodrama as it pertains to the grief of domestic violence  4/21/10
Kinnelon High School: Freshman Health Classes: Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff, 4/21/10 and 4/2310
School Counselor County Association Dinner: Speaker for meeting (90 school counselors, SAC's, therapists) 4/26/10
Depression and Bipolar Association: DBSA 4/28/10  Grief around a Diagnosis (BiPolar Disorder, Depression)
Family Success Center, Plainfield: Group: 4/29/10
TLC of Middlesex County 4/30/10
Monmouth School Nurse Dinner: Speaker for evening program: Aging with a Sense of Humor  5/4/10
Blog Radio Show: Guest of Esther Adler, author and speaker
The Milton School of Livingston:  School for Teens with Special Needs: Presenting to students on Coping with Tough Stuff: Health Fair 5/7/10
Teaneck High School: The Forum: Speaking at After-school Support Group to Teens: Coping with Tough Stuff: 5/10/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Essex County: Lead Response Team Meeting 5/12/10
Homefirst/Family Success Center: Group Session #6 of Six Week Group on Grief and Loss: 5/13/10
The Valerie Center: Newark Beth Israel, The Children's Hospital: Grief Support for Valerie Center Staff 1-3  5/14/10
Parsippany School District: 2 hour staff professional development workshop: 5/21/10 
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Morris County: Speaking to members 5/21/10  What TLC Needs to Know about Grief
The Women's Center: Livingston:  Grief, Loss and Coping: program for adults  7-9pm 5/26/10
Roselle Family Success Center: Youth Collaborative Program: Adolescent and Parent Program: Speaking for two sessions (parent and teens)
Good Ideas Conference: Ocean County School Counselors Conference: Supporting Grieving Students 5/27/10
TLC of Middlesex County 5/28/10
Domestic Violence Task Force of Woodbridge: Coping with Grief and Loss around Domestic Violence: 6/2/10
Oak Knoll School: Parent Presentation: Interventions in Bullying and Building Resiliency in Our Children 6/3/10
Glen Ridge High School: Staff Presentation 6/7/10   Coping with Loss 
Overlook Hospital Palliative Care Lecture Series: Coping with Bereavement  6/8/10   Summit, NJ 
Seasons: Support Group for Divorced and Separated: Building Stronger Relationships 6/10/10
After a Suicide: Working with Survivors: Full day Traumatic Loss Coalition Training 8:30-4   6/11/10 
Atlantic Hospice: Planning a bereavement day camp for the summer of 2011: 6/15/10
Homefirst: Session I Grief and Loss Group: Final Meeting 6/17/10 
Lawrence School District: Professional Development for School Counselors, Child Study Team and School Nurses: K -12, full day training: 8-3: 6/21/10
JALP: Camp for Youth at Risk: Parsippany Police Department:  Presentation to teens at risk on grief, loss and the importance of finding healthy ways to express losses. 2 hour program . 7/7/2010
Disaster Response Crisis Counselor Training: Cultural Diversity and Trauma Response: Montclair 7/21/10
Mountainside School District:2 three hour workshops for teachers, counselors, child study team, nurses: What 21st Century Schools Need to Know about Grieving Students  9/3/10
Association for Death Education and Thanatology Association: Webinar: Promotion of Resilience Among Parentally Bereaved Children with Irwin Sandler, PhD 9/15/10
Homefirst : Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff: 6 week group: open to community members    9/16/10 - 10/28/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Passaic County: Coping with Grief - one hour presentation to TLC Lead Response Team and TLC members 9/21/10
Meeting for Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Essex County: Lead Response Team meeting 10AM-12PM  9/22/10
Homefirst: 6 week grief and loss group 9/23/10
Meeting for Camp Clover Bereavement Camp planning for August 2011:  1-3PM 9/23/10
Meeting for Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Middlesex County: Lead Response Team and TLC: 9AM-12PM 9/24/10
Kenilworth Freedom Run 5K: "America Supports You" Program in support of the US Armed Forces: Kenilworth, NJ 9/26/10
Homefirst: 6 Week Grief and Loss Group  9/30/10
Comfort Zone Camp: Grief Relief 5K Walk in Brookdale Park, Bloomfield.  For info: www.comfortzonecamp.org    10/2/10
Westfield High School: 9th grade health class presentations: Teens Coping with Grief, Losses and Other Tough Stuff 10/4/10
Westfield High School: 9th grade health class presentations Teens Coping with Grief, Losses and Other Tough Stuff 10/5/10
NJ Bullying Conference: Tinton Falls, NJ  October 6, 2010
Homefirst 6 Week Grief and Loss Group: 10/7/10
Belleville High School: 2 hour professional development workshop: Teens, Grief and Technology: The influence of Technology on the Way Teens Grieve 10/8/10 
Voices of September 11th: Rutgers Continuing Education - Trauma Certification Program: Lessons Learned from the Aftermath of 9/11:  Best Practices for Addressing Trauma Panelist for Educating the Community on Grief and Loss, New Brunswick, 9-3,  10/9/10
Chatham Middle School: Classroom Presentations to Students: Middle Schoolers Coping with Transition, Stress and Loss: 10/13, 10/14/, 10/15
Kean University Graduate Course: Coordinating ATOD Program & Services Counselor Education Department: 2 hour program: Coping with Grief and Loss: 10/16/10
NJ School Counselor Association Conference: 10/17, 10,18  Grieving Teens in School: How to Support Middle Schoolers & High School Students and Foster Resiliency
Pequannock High School Health Class Presentations: Freshmen: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 10/19/10
Camp Clover Meeting: Planning the week long bereavement camp in August sponsored by Atlantic Health  10/19/10
Rachel's Challenge: Powerful Program about Compassion and Kindness, Summit High School 10/19/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Essex County: The Nurtured Heart Program presentation 10/20/10
Contact We Care: Facilitating  a 3 hour training on : Callers Coping with Grief and Loss- for their Volunteer Crisis Hot-line Training Class 10/20/10
Homefirst 6 Week: Grief and Loss Group: 10/21/10 (week 5)
St.Patrick's 5K Race in Chatham: (raising money for the Father Ed Hines Foundation), 10/22/10
New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention: Meeting at the NJ Law Center (NJ State Bar Foundation) 10/25/10
The Wellness Community Conference for Educators: When a Family Member Has Cancer: When Students Grieve: How Schools Can Help: 2 sessions, Bridgewater Manor 10/26/10
Homefirst 6 week Grief and Loss Group: Last session of the 6 week program:  10/28/10
Camp Clover: Meeting and Planning of Grief Day Camp: 10/28/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Middlesex County: meeting for TLC members, AM 10/29/10
Jonathan Dayton High School: Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff: 107- 9th graders in their health class: presentations  11/1/10
Teaneck High School: The Forum: School Based Program: Speaking to the middle school group on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff  11/2/10
Hunterdon County Polytech Institute: Speaking to students, 11th &12th on Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff  11/3/10
Webinar: Crisis Response: When a Student Dies by Suicide: The Aftermath and How Schools Can Make a Difference
NJEA Convention Speaker: Atlantic City, teachers weekend, 3 hour workshop: What School Nurses Need to Know about Grieving Students,   11/4/10 
Teaneck High School: The Forum: School Based Program: Speaking to high school students in the PASS (juvenile delinquent at risk) on Coping with Grief, Loss & Tough Stuff 11/8/10
Rutgers University: Speaking to Undergraduate Students in Social Work (BSW), internship at Voice of 9/11: What Social Workers Need to Know about Grieving Families. 11/9/10
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison Campus: Schools, Community & Substance Abuse: Graduate Class, Presenting on Grief, Loss and Substance Abuse, 2 hour program, 11/9/10 
Abraham Clark High School (Roselle); 3 hour staff professional development workshop for Child Study Team, Guidance Department and the School Based Program, "Supporting Grieving and Traumatized Students" 11/10/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Union County: Meeting for Lead Response Team 11/11/10 
Grief and the Holidays: Lecture at Center for Hope Hospice, attending this program  11/15/10
"Child Traumatic Grief Issues and Interventions Related to Military Children" webinar provided by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS):11/16/10
 C.A.S.E. The Center for Adoption, Support and Education, Inc.: Webinar: How to Tell Children about Their Adoption: 11/16/10  www.adoptionsupport.org
Dis/Similarities Among LGBT  Youth: Individual and School Level Differences in School Climate, webinar sponsored by GLSEN  11/17
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth: Members and Lead Response Team of Essex County: 11/17/10
Montclair High School: Counselors meeting: Speaking on Supporting Grieving Students Through Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 11/18/10
Burch Charter School (Irvington): Classroom support for 3rd graders: Coping with Sudden Loss, Comforting a Peer : 11/18/10
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Middlesex County: meeting AM, 11/19/10
Polk Elementary School (Roselle): Small Group Support for Children Who Have Lost a Parent: (1st and 2nd graders) 11/19/10
Planning meeting with Summit Elementary Counselors regarding a parent program on Supporting Children Through Transitions, Stress and Grief for January, 2011
National Suicide Survivor Day: Webinar: AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) archived on site: www.afsp.org   11/20/10
Seton Hall University: Speaker to undergraduate Education/Special Education Majors: What Future Teachers and College Students  Need to Know about Grief  11/22/10
Rainbows, Support group for families experiencing transitions of any kind, Livingston: Present to parents: Helping ourselves and our children cope with grief 11/29/10
James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell, Student Program: Presentations to Freshmen health classes: 11/30/10 
Traumatic Loss Coalition presents: Coping with Youth Suicide: Understanding Suicide Contagion  8-4 PM program, 12/1/10
Belleville Middle School: 2 hour Presentation to School Counselors/Special Services: Supporting Grieving Middle Schoolers 12/3/10
Westfield High School: Sophomores: Health Classes on Teens Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff 12/6 and 12/7/10
James Caldwell High School: Parent Program: Raising Resilient Children- When Kids Cope with Transition, Stress and Loss 12/7/10 
Bullying and Suicide: Webinar sponsored by the American Association for Suicidology 12/8/10
Teens, Grief and Violence: Family Success Center/Homefirst:  Program for members of the "I Have A Dream Foundation"Coping with Gang Violence and Homicide of Teens: in the Plainfield Community 12/9/10
Essex High School in Passaic: 12/9/10:  Talking to Teens about Sudden Loss
NJ Community College Counselors' Association Conference: (NJ3C)  Keynote Speaker, all day presentation: Community College Students Coping with Grief, Loss and Other Tough Stuff,  Program held at Brookdale Community College 12/10/2010
TLC The C.A.S.E. Approach to Suicide Assessment and Prevention: 12/16/10
GLSEN: Webinar: "Out in School" GLBT students speak out about what it is to be "out" in school.  12/16/10
Somerset County Vo-tech High School: Family Relations Class: Helping Students Cope with Loss and Grief in the Family: 12/22/10
  
 
 
Where was Lisa in 2009?
                                  
Wyoming Elementary School: 1/5/09 Maplewood: faculty: Children and Grief
Maplewood Rotary Club: 1/6/09 Grief in a Get Over it Society
Mount Saint Mary's School: Student Assistant Counselors and faculty: 1/7/09
James Caldwell Elementary School: faculty 1/7/09
Westfield High School: 1/8/09 freshmen health classes: Teens, Loss and Grief: ways to cope
Comfort Zone Camp: Lisa took the training to be a counselor at CZC (http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/)
Deerfield School: Millburn 1/12/09 faculty on children and grief
James Caldwell School: Springfield: 1/12, 1/13, 1/14/09  3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes on grief
James Caldwell Elementary School: PTA: Supporting our grieving children
Alternatives: Coping Skills Group: speaker: Raritan, 1/15/09
Prevention Links of Union County:SAC's, Counselors, Grief in Schools 1/16/09
Madison High School: special education, learning specialists, guidance department 1/19
Middlesex High School: Grief, Self Injury and Other Destructive Behaviors: 1/20/09
Kinnelon High School: classroom presentations to students 1/21 and 1/22/09
Edward V. Walton School: Springfield 2nd grades 1/26
St. James School , Springfield 1st and 7th grades 1/26
Edward V. Walton Early Elementary: parent program 1/27/09
Union County School Nurse Association:  When Grief Visits the Nurses Office: What school nurses need to know 1/26/09
Kinnelon Middle School: entire staff  2/2/09
Edward V.Walton Early Elementary (pre K-2nd) : Classroom presentations  2/3/09
St. James School: program for 6th-8th grade religious education class 2/3/09 (postponed due to snow)
Edward V.Walton Early Elementary: staff training  2/4/09
Springfield Community Conference: Grief and the Power of Community  2/5/09
Glenwood Elementary School: Millburn,when a child loses a parent 2/9/09 entire faculty
Watchung Hills HS: staff in-service on grief in school  2/12/09
Union County School Nurse Association: Self Injury and Other Destructive Behaviors 2/12/09
Catholic Charities of Edison: social work training: 2/17/09
Center for Women: Livingston: Grief, Loss and Coping 2/18/09
Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association: present to all of the counselors on grief in school: 2/19/09
NJHPERD: Health, Phys Ed, Rec, Dance Annual Conference: 2/24/ 2009 session on "teaching grief in health class" : presentation to health educators.
Livingston High School: middle school and high school coaches: What Coaches Need to Know about Grief:  3/4/09
Kinnelon High School: freshmen health classes, 3/4 and 3/5
South Mountain Elementary School:( Millburn) staff 3/09
South Mountain Elementary School: students: 3/10 3/11
Berkeley Heights - Parent Education Workshop: 3/16/09
Westfield High School: freshmen health classes: 3/18/09
Rainbows: Livingston parent education: divorce, death 3/23/09
Fanwood -Scotch Plains YMCA: staff training on grief and loss: 3/24/09
Middlesex High School:  Topic: When a Parent Is Ill  3/25/09
Summit Elementary Schools: K-5 staff in-service training  3/30/09
Jonathan Dayton High School: health classes for juniors in high school  3/31/09
Contact We Care:crisis hot-line: present 3 hours for a section of the volunteer training : handling grief related calls, 4/1/09
Movin' On: Glen Rock Jewish Center: Widows and Widowers Support Group: Grief and Loss after the loss of a spouse 4/2/09 
Home First: serving homeless families in NJ Staff Training: Grief and Loss: 4/9/09
Home First: 6 week  grief support group: for homefirst clients 4/16/09- 5/20/09
Kean University - NJ School Counselors Association Conference 4/17/09: What School Counselors Need to Know about Grieving Students and Staff.  Children dealing with illness, death, divorce, abandonment and other losses. Lisa keynote speaker
Kinnelon Health Fair: school program  4/21/09
Essex County Traumatic Loss Coalition for Children: Youth and Grief: 4/23/09
Home First: 6 Week Group: Dealing with Loss 4/22
Beyond Survival: Empowering Female Trauma Victims: 4/24 Family Service Bureau of Newark: Lisa attending this program
Hospice Foundation of America: Telecast on diversity and grief: local panelist at Robert Wood Johnson: 4/29/09
HomeFirst: Grief Group 4/30/09
Farleigh Dickenson University: Spoke to students: Grief and the College Student:  4/30/09
Holy Spirit Widows/Divorced Group: 4/30/09  Union: members of support group
Ocean County Counselors Conference: key note and break out session: Children's Grief in 3-D: dealing with death, divorce or desertion  5/1/09 grief and loss
Rainbows: parent education, (program for families dealing with divorce, death or abandonment) Livingston 5/4/09
Sunrise of Madison: Assisted Living Residents  5/5/09
Roselle Park High School: Grief Support Program for students:  5/6/09
HomeFirst:  6 week Handling Life's Losses: group 5/7/09, 5/14/09, 5/21/09
Compassionate Friends: guest speaker: Normalizing the Grief Process in Our "Get Over it" Society, Parsippany group 5/14/09
Jonathan Dayton High School, Springfield: 5/15/09 Health class presentations to seniors
Grief, Loss and Healing: 5/15/09  Verona workshop
Westfield High School: present to sophomore students in health classes 5/18/09
Roselle Park High School: Grief and Loss  5/19/09, consulting work
Overlook Hospital Palliative Care Conference for Physicians: Grief at end of life: physicians, residents, interns, in family medicine, palliative care: 5/19/09
James Caldwell High School, Caldwell, Peer Support Group: 5/19  Facilitated a group on grief, loss and healing
West Milford High School: wellness fair: Grief Speaks will have a table 5/28/09
Catholic Charities of Newark: School Social Workers: 5/29/09
Warren School District: Al Tomaso School: one hour presentation for parents, guardians and staff: dealing with loss in the school community: 6/4/09
Comfort Zone Camp: 6/5-6/7  Lisa attended as a Healing Circle Leader shadow for  weekend grief support camp.
Springfield Emmanuel United Methodist Church: Springfield, Guest speaker: Maintaining Hope through Life's Losses and Transitions: 7/5/09
JALP: Camp for Youth at Risk: Parsippany Police Department:  Presentation to teens at risk about grief, losses and the importance of finding healthy ways to express losses. 7/13/09
The Children's Institute: Verona: Presentation to staff on Grief and the Special Needs Student. Also presented at the Parent Support Group on the topic of "How to Talk to Special Needs Children about Grief and Loss".  7/13/09
Sunrise Assisted Living of Westfield: 8/2/09    "Moving through Transition"
Belleville School District:  Professional Development Institute: Summer: What Educators Need to Know about Grief:Deliver a fifteen hour grief and loss training to school staff over a three day period. Covering such topics as: When parents die, divorce, leave, get ill, dealing with moving, illness, and other losses, in addition to supporting grieving staff and students. 8/11-8/13
Grief, Trauma and PTSD: J. Eric Gentry Pesi Program:  8/14/09 Lisa attending
Overlook Hospital: Grand Rounds for Pediatricians: What Physicians Need to Know about Grief:  August 20,09
Morristown Memorial Hospital: Grand Rounds for Pediatricians: What Physicians Need to Know about Grief: August 21,09
Valerie Fund: Facilitate Monthly Self Care Groups for Physicians at Newark Beth Israel Children's Medical Center, St. Barnabas and Monmouth Medical Center  (September -December 09)
New Theories of Grief: Going Beyond Kubler-Ross : Webinar 9/16/09 ADEC (Assoc. of Death Educ and Counseling) 
Jonathan Dayton High School (Springfield) Freshmen Health Classes: Healthy Ways to Cope with Loss: 9/21/09 
Prevention Links: Union County: Teens and Addiction to Prescription Drugs  : meeting 
Atlantic Health Hospice: Hospice and the Family: Talking to Children about Death and Dying: program for staff, volunteers and conference presenter Fall 2009 
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Middlesex County: Lisa attending, 9/25/09 
Exploring the Art of "Companioning" the Mourner by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt:  9/28/09  Cherry Hill    (Lisa attending) 
Lacourdia High School, Classroom presentations for 9th-12th on grief and loss, Upper Montclair  9/30/09 
Sticks and Stones: Cyberbullying Program at Verona High School: Lisa attending this workshop  10/2/09 
Contact We Care: Two day Suicide Prevention Training: Lisa taking this class   10/3 and 10/4 
Parsippany Troy Hills: Parent Program 10/6/09 K - 8; staff program 
Westfield High School: Classroom presentations 9th and 12th: 10/7/09 8 Freshmen Health Classes on Teen Grief
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth: Union County Meeting: Living with Mental Illness, Lisa attending 10/8/09 
Belleville High School: Supporting Grieving Students: Counselors and Special Services, Professional Development 10/9/09 
Teaneck Board of Education: Program for School Counselors in Teaneck, 10/12/09  Professional Development
Brain Injury Association of NJ, Inc. Brain Injury Basics for Parents and School Professionals at Kean University, Lisa attended 10/13/09 2 hour program on brain injury. Identification, understanding and responding to special needs of these students.  
Westfield High School:  7 Health Classes,  seniors  Teens Coping with Loss, Grief and Transitions 10/14/09 
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth of Essex County :meeting: Mental Illness and Loss  10/15/09 
Children's Specialized Hospital: Program for Parents : "Coping with Grief"  TBA
Out of Darkness Walk: Suicide prevention walk. Community Walks annually. 5K Saddle Brook: 10/18/09
Bergen County School Nurse Association: 10/19/09  Beyond Band-aids: What School Nurses Need to Know about Grief, Wood-Ridge
New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA)Annual Fall Conference: Breakout session: "When Parents Leave Children Behind: Death, Divorce, Incarceration and Abandonment" West Long Branch, NJ  10/19/09  10:15-12:30
Morris County School Nurse Association: 10/22/09: What School Nurses Need to Know about Grief: Rockaway
Kean University: Graduate Student Assistant Professionals: What SAP's Need to Know about Grief: 10/24/09
Rainbows of Essex County: Speaking to Parents dealing with divorce and death, 10/26/09 Livingston
St. Josephs School in Mendham:  Parent Program: How to support your grieving children, when a classmate's parent dies 10/26/09 
Valerie Center: St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Grief Support Program for Staff: 10/28/09 
Contact We Care: Deliver a 3 hr Training on speaking to Grieving Callers: for hot-line volunteers: Grief Calls: 10/28/09
Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth: Middlesex County: Lisa attending 10/30/09
Psychological First Aid during a Disaster: Lisa attending , 11/2/09 
Pequonnack High School: Freshmen health classes :Teens coping with transition and loss  11/3/09 
Fairleigh Dickenson University: Graduate Class for SAC's: What Student Assistant Counselors Need to Know about Grief  11/3/09 
Valerie Center Program: Facilitate staff group, Coping with Grief at Work,  Monmouth Medical Center, 11/6/09 
Delbarton School, Mendham  2 hour  Staff Development Program: Guidance Counselors  11/10/09
Traumatic Loss Coalition of Essex County, Lead Response Team Meeting, 11/11/09 
Rahway School:  Grover Cleveland Elementary School: Helping Pre-Schoolers with Loss: Parent Program  11/13 
Springfield Girl Scout Troop: 8th graders: Cyberbullying: What Teens Need to Know   11/13/09 
Monmouth County School Nurse Association: Grieving Students: Many trips to the nurse's office  11/16/09
7th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Conference: -Ethno-cultural  Variables in Youth Suicide: African American- Asian-and Latino Perspectives   : Somerset:  Lisa attending this program  11/17/09
Association of Death Education: Webinar: Helping Children Cope with Grief by Linda Goldman  11/18/09
TLC of Union County: Lead Response Team Present on ASIST program (Applied Strategies and Interventions in Suicide Training) 11/19/09
Middlesex Traumatic Loss Coalition Meeting: Lead Response Team: Middlesex  11/20/09 
11th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day: by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Lincroft, NJ  afsp.org  
Seton Hall University: Guest Speaker on Grief for Freshmen Education Majors  11/23/09 
Motherless Daughters Support Group:Lisa guest speaker on: Keeping Connected to Mom during the Holidays: 11/28/09 
James Caldwell High School: West Caldwell: 9th grade student program  12/02/09 Freshmen,  12/3/09 Sophomores
Watchung Hills Regional High School: Presentation to students on Coping with Grief and Loss  12/4/09
Kinnelon High School: Health Classes, Winter and Spring 
Hawthorne High School: Student presentation 1 hour to peer leaders and a class ( Sixty 10th, 11th and 12th graders)
TLC of Essex County: 12/10/09: Sticks and Stones : Cyberbullying Program
TLC of Middlesex County 12/11/09
Pequannock High School: Students in 9th grade Health Classes 12/14/09 
Westfield High School: Six 9th  grade presentations in health on Teens Coping with Loss and Transition 12/16
Westfield High School:  Six 12th grade presentation in health on Teens Coping with Loss and Transition 12/18
Disaster Crisis Counselor Training: Trauma and Substance Abuse: Sayerville 12/21/09
Jefferson Township Library: Coping with Depression: Holidays and Beyond 12/30/09 

Lisa presented at 2010 Peer Leadership Conference
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How Peers Can Support Grieving Peers

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