Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes is pleased to announce Michelle Post as the speaker for the 15thannual grief seminar that will take place on September 20th and 21st at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. The three seminar series is a public outreach project sponsored by Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes that aims to provide a resource to those experiencing grief in their personal and professional lives.
Michelle Post, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Continuing Education Provider, will speak at the two day event, which helps attendees understand how to cope with death and bereavement. Michelle Post internationally consults and trains in areas of grief, death notification with children and teens, stress & burn-out prevention, group facilitation, ASIST suicide prevention, executive leadership and team-building. As Manager of Donor Family Aftercare for OneLegacy, she provides staff & community training and bereavement services and is the former chair AOPO Donor Family Services Council and former board member and secretary for National Alliance for Grieving Children. She has been a faculty member for the Global Leadership Symposium hosted by the American Academy of Bereavement and she is also a member of Dr. J. William Worden’s SoCal Bereavement Specialist group.
The seminar begins on Tuesday, September 20th with “What to Do About the “S” Word – Suicide CPR & First Aid” from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. This seminar is geared towards school professionals, teachers, nurses, social services, and administrative staff.
Designed specifically for the general public, Ms. Post will present “What Have You Done for YOU Lately? Stress Management for Grievers” on September 20th from 6:45pm – 9:00pm. This seminar is designed to provide coping mechanisms for anyone experiencing stress in their life as a side effect of the death of someone close to them.
On Wednesday, September 21st, Ms. Post will present the professional caregivers’ workshop “Understanding Young Hearts: Tips, Tools and Techniques to Heal Grieving Children and Teens.” This six hour workshop, which takes place from 8:30am – 4:00pm, will explore the process of grieving in a way that includes children and teens. This session is designed to help anyone who cares for bereaved children, teens and their families. Funeral directors, social workers, nurses and chaplains will receive six continuing education hours for attending this session.
For more information on the 15th annual grief seminar, or to find out more about Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, please visit www.thomasmcafee.com.