Registration continues until Friday, April 27, for Skiff Hospice's annual spring conference that this year is entitled "Beyond Five Stages: What Everyone Needs to Know About Grief (But is Afraid to Ask)."
The conference, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4, is intended for nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, chaplains, funeral directors, hospice staff and volunteers and community members. A fee of $40 includes handouts, lunch, and break snacks. The event will be held at the DMACC Conference Center, 600 N. 2nd Ave. W., in Newton.
The featured speaker this year is Robert Zucker, MA, LCSW, FT. He is a grief counselor, hospice administrator, writer, consultant, teacher and public speaker who has specialized in the area of grief and loss for more than 25 years.
As a faculty member for the American Academy of Bereavement for nearly 15 years, Zucker travels throughout the United States leading seminars for social workers, psychologists, nurses, teachers and clergy. He has facilitated various grief support groups for young and old, including specialized groups for widows and widowers, bereaved parents and grandparents, child homicide survivors and bereaved siblings. His most recent book is "The Journey Through Grief and Loss: Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief is Shared."
For more information on the conference or to register, call Skiff Hospice at 641-787-3074.