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Well Aware: Children’s Mental Health and the Pandemic

May 4, 2021

Our experts will discuss the impact the pandemic has had on children’s mental health and suggest coping strategies for children and families. They will address the challenges of distance learning, the effects of school closures and disruptions on children who previously received mental health care at school, impacts on special populations, complications involving access and equity, and the long-term effects the pandemic might have on children. RSVP: https://umich.formstack.com/forms/may_well_aware_rsvp_form

Big Hearted Stories: Generations

May 3, 2021

On May 27, 2021, Big Hearts for Seniors will present Big Hearted Stories: Generations, a free (donations welcome) virtual event. This engaging program will provide a platform for talented local storytellers to share their heart-warming, true-life experiences. These compelling stories will bring laughter, inspiration, and maybe even a few tears. Special guests include emcee Vic Strecher, Ph.D. MPH, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the U-M School of Public Health, and former University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Beilein. BHS is comprised of five community-supported programs of Michigan Medicine that serve older adults. Together, Ann Arbor…

Culture as a Lens into Grief (An Office of Patient Experience & Interpreter Services collaboration)

April 21, 2021

Participants will view a film of interviews with family members of Michigan Medicine Limited English Proficiency(LEP) and American Sign Language(ASL) deceased patients followed by a panel discussion of interpreters. They will describe ethical dilemmas within different cultures, how to navigate patient/family experience during end of life events and considerations of culturally conscious care. After  completing the course, the attendees will be able to explore cultural differences related to end of life events and grief/loss situations, examine the basics of medical interpretation and discuss how to contact and interact with Michigan Medicine interpreters and LEP/ASL patients. The target audience is all…

GRIEF CONFERENCE – Discovering Compassion in Loss: Building Sustainability for All

April 21, 2021

This half-day day conference is a way to recognize professional grief, which is frequently experienced but often hidden, while also building knowledge and skills in grief and loss related to death and non-death loss. By embracing healthy coping behaviors and a supportive work culture, we hope to decrease compassion fatigue, mitigate occupational stress and burnout, and increase the joy and fulfillment in this type of work. This event is being offered through the Honoring Life and Loss: Grief Awareness for Faculty and Staff Initiative. Our 2021 lineup includes the following presentations: Delivering Bad News: The Art of Compassionate Communication—Aimee Vantine &…

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience. Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link…

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience. Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link…

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience. Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link…

A Space for Healing: Honoring our Experiences with COVID

April 20, 2021

Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in this virtual session to acknowledge our experiences and connect with others who have endured losses over the past year, including the deaths of loved ones, loss of stability, job changes, and loss of connection. This session will include mindful moments and time to recognize our emotional landscape during the pandemic, as well as  ways to cope with loss and build resilience. Please register for one session from the following dates (May 5 at 5p, May 13 at 10a, May 17 at 12p, or May 25 at 3p) through the link…

GRIEF CONFERENCE – Discovering Compassion in Loss: Building Sustainability for All

April 20, 2021

This ½ day conference is a way to recognize professional grief, which is frequently experienced but often hidden, while also building knowledge and skills in grief and loss related to death and non-death loss. By embracing healthy coping behaviors and a supportive work culture, we hope to decrease compassion fatigue, mitigate occupational stress and burnout, and increase the joy and fulfillment in this type of work. Our 2021 lineup includes the following presentations: Delivering Bad news: The Art of Compassionate Communication—Aimee Vantine &Lisbeth Harcourt Coping and Self-Care: In the Midst of Life and Loss—Susan Burgess and Lisa Evans Unit Based…