On Friday, March 9, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm St. Thomas University’s Center for Loss and Healing will host a conference, “Listening with Love: The Coming Home Experience for Military Families.” It will be a daylong conference for MILITARY, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS and their families to share their stories and for the community to listen and receive them.
The facilitator of the day is Dr. Kathleen Regan Figley, President and Founder of Figley Institute, which offers traumatologist certification courses and workshops/presentations. Dr. Figley has been active in the disaster services profession since 1991 and specializes in trauma including the military, general public, and first responders, as well as compassion stress management; and crisis intervention services.
Therapists, pastors, clergy, social workers, school guidance counselors, mental health counselors and anyone interested in better understanding the experience of military members and their families are encouraged to attend.
The purpose of the day is to deeply listen to experiences of war and of coming home. This open dialogue will foster understanding in ways that you, your family, friends, school and community can make life easier for those who have served and their families. Another expected outcome is that the community will become educated on the experiences of the military and their families during war time.
The Center for Loss and Healing has applied to the State of Florida to offer CEUs to qualified participants. The cost of the event is $50 for those in need of CEUs and includes lunch, $25 without CEUs, and is free to STU staff, faculty and students.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Gunn (305) 628-6762 or email@example.com.