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Gunnison Valley Health to Host Free Pediatric Loss Workshop

On Monday, March 20, 2023, Gunnison Valley Health will host a free pediatric loss workshop for Western Slope providers.  The workshop, To Not Retreat: Working with Complex Grief in Child Loss, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gunnison County Public Library. A virtual attendance option is also available.

We all know that we have a responsibility to handle tragedies like the loss of a child with tenderness and grace. These are not easy conversations that anyone wants to have with a family. Through this open conversation, we will gain insights to help us better understand:

  • What is the most mindful approach when dealing with this situation?
  • How can we support those who are grieving?
  • How do we talk about pediatric loss as a community?
  • What are our professional responsibilities?

The workshop will be facilitated by Michael McAndrew, MA, LPCC from the Angel Eyes Foundation. Michael is a Lacanian psychoanalyst practicing in Denver, Colorado. Michael splits his time between private practice and work for Angel Eyes Foundation, a nonprofit providing pro bono psychoanalysis for women who have recently and suddenly lost a child, infant or fetus.

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Register here.