A fun and safe place for grieving children.


Grief and the Family System

Registration is not open. Details about the 2015 Grief Summit will be posted later in 2014.


Offered by Bon Secours, Comfort Zone, and Full Circle


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Westin Hotel

6631 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23230

For more information call  804-433-4710


Featuring Maria Trozzi, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the nationally renowned Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center



Presentation by Maria Trozzi, M.Ed. followed by four Breakout Sessions, featuring local experts in trauma, grief, and loss. Sessions include:

  • Loss of a Child/Sibling - Matt Bitsko, Ph.D.
  • Children and Traumatic Loss  - Nicole Pries, LCSW
  • Addressing Guilt and Ambivalence in Grief Work - Jill FitzGerald, LCSW
  • Multigenerational Grief in the African American Community - Rev. Dr. Naomi Davis, D.Min., MS Pastoral Counseling, NCC



RECEPTION 4:15 – 5 pm Free of Charge

Hosted by Bon Secours. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.




COMMUNITY DISCUSSION 6 – 8 pm Free of Charge

Presentation by Maria Trozzi, M.Ed. followed by a panel discussion, featuring professionals, clergy, and a parent grieving the death of a child. This discussion is open to anyone wanting to understand grief in the family system as well as ways to support members of a family who are grieving the death of a loved one.

  • Ed Whitacre, LCSW
  • Rev. Dr. David P. Dwight, D.Min., MDiv., Hope Church Senior Pastor
  • Anna Whiston-Donaldson, Mother and Blogger





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