Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center ‘Healing in the Classroom’ scheduled for March

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DATE: February 29, 2012
CONTACT: Dr. Roxanne Debski- Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton & Phillipsburg, NJ & Milford PA.
PHONE: 973-383-0115
TOLL FREE: 800-882-1117
FAX: 973-383-6889


Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center “Healing in the Classroom” scheduled for March

Newton – February 29, 2012 – The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is offering a two day training for teachers, guidance counselors, school social workers and psychologists to help support students who are grieving the death of a loved. The program also provides resource material & technical assistance as well as offering counselors 12 clock CEU hours and certificates of completion for teachers and social workers.

The program will be held March 20th and 21st, 2012 from 8:30 to 3:30 at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center located at 61 Spring Street, 1st Floor, Newton, NJ.

Discussions to include developmental theories for children in grief, general grief education, interventions that can be implemented to support a grieving student, components and implementation of a support group within the school setting. Learning objectives will include recognizing grief in children; how to normalize and give support grief for a student, address death and loss in a school setting and how to create and implement a peer support group.

This program is offered through Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, presented by:

  • Director of Bereavement Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, CT
  • Bereavement Counselor Lorri Opitz, MA, CT
  • Bereavement Counselor, Jenn Smetana, MSW, LSW

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation, in conjunction with the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Tuition for this comprehensive program will be $75.00 per individual participant which includes a continental breakfast & lunch each day. Registration packets will be mailed upon request to attend. If you need further information, please call Diana Sebzda at 973-940-0411 or email

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill, Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones and Home Care assistance for recovery patients. Serving North and Northwest NJ and the Pike County area PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ, Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care, 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. For programs, events, and more information visit


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