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The Family Success Center at Homefirst invites you to participate in a

six week workshop on


 Grief and Loss


facilitated by



Founder and Executive Director of Grief Speaks



“May it make your sorrow easier for you to bear
Knowing there are others who understand and care.”

~ Unknown Author ~


The workshop will begin on

Thursday, April 8, 2010

and continue for six Thursdays until May 13, 2010

10:00 am – 11:30 am Group

Homefirst and The Family Success Center

905 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield


If you wish to attend, please call

AgnessMcLean, Director, Family Success Center

~Enrollment limited~

908.743.4001 x 26

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When:     TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010


Morning presentation: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

         Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township

                  Southern Boulevard

Evening presentation:  7:30- 9:00 p.m.

         Chatham High School Auditorium

Presenter:   LISA ATHAN, M.A.

What you will learn:

·      How to help your teens be resilient in difficult times

·      How to know when your child needs extra support

·      Tools to encourage positive communications under stress

·      How to help your child deal with losses (friends, relationships, family members, divorce, etc)

If you have any questions about this program, contact Sandy Smith, Student Assistance Coordinator,

School District of the Chathams, at 973-457-2536 or ssmith@chatham-nj.org






NJCA 2010 Conference

The New Jersey Counseling Association will host its three day Annual Conference and cordially invites you to attend on

Friday evening April 9th, from 3-8pm

Saturday April 10th, from 9am to 5pm and

Sunday April 11th, from 9am to 5pm.

Our venue this year is:

The Donald D. Warner Student Life Center at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft NJ.


  • Grief, Loss and Healthy Coping 2 CEs

Lisa Athan, M.A.
Grief is normal and natural and affects each one of us in different ways.  We grieve over the loss of  a loved one, a relationship, health, pets, work, dreams, trust, and more.  Identify the normal signs of grief and learn different ways that people grieve. Discover what is helpful to say to a griever and what is not. Learn healthy ways to express grief





Lisa Athan

Grief Recovery Specialist / Executive Director of Grief Speaks



Supporting Children and Teens through Transitions, Grief and Loss
for the New Milford School District Health and Alliance Semiar for Parents
March 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  at  New Milford High School
Ms. Athan specializes in different aspects of transition of loss and grief
regarding key elements that may occur in an adolescent’s life which could be
hindering their overall ability to excel academically and socially. She speaks
throughout NJ in schools to students and school staff on Grief, Loss and Healthy
Coping. Ms. Athan maintains a BA in Psychology from Springfield College, a MA
in Counseling & Human Development from Montclair University and received her
certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist from the Grief Recovery Institute
in California. Ms. Athan has over 20 years of clinical experience. For further
information please view her web site at www.griefspeaks.com


Morris County School Nurse Association Scholarship Dinner


October 22, 2009

What School Nurses

Need to Know About Grief

1.5 continuing education hour

Lisa Athan

Executive Director and founder of Grief Speaks

4:30 pm Registration

Hilton Garden Inn

Italian Buffet Menu

Cost $38


The 2009 Good Ideas Conference for Ocean and Monmouth County School Counselors

“What School Counselors Should Know About Grief” Keynote Speaker: Lisa Athan, MA, Grief recovery Specialist and the Executive Director of Grief Speaks Students experience many different types of losses including the death of a loved one or friend, divorce, separation, abandonment, illness in the family, addictions in the family, moving, loss of friends and more. Ms. Athan will discuss grief and how it manifests in children and teens. She will suggest tools and strategies to support students who are grieving through different losses in their lives and discuss the importance of providing safe and healthy outlets for their feelings so that healing and learning can be optimized.

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Understanding and Handling the Grief of Divorce

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