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UIS to present workshop on “Death, Grief, and Loss”
February 22, 2005
SPRINGFIELD - A workshop on “Death, Grief, and Loss” will be presented from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in conference room H of the Public Affairs Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will be led by Dr. Carolyn A. Peck, assistant professor of Human Services-Gerontology at UIS.
During difficult times, we are often at a loss on what to say or how to comfort those we love. Peck will illustrate ways to be supportive and will provide information and examples of the realities of death, grief, and loss in relationships with friends, colleagues, and family members. She will also discuss the physical, psychological, and sociological components of these experiences as they relate to both the dying individual and the caregivers.
Peck has previously served as director of bereavement counseling with Hospice of Oklahoma County and counseled medical rescue personnel following the Oklahoma City bombing. She will travel to Germany later this month to teach a course on death and dying to military officers and family counselors who are currently serving on U.S. military installations.
Sponsors of this workshop are UIS’ Human Services program and Counseling Center.
For more information, contact Peck at 206-7577.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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