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Courageous Well-Being Continued: Putting Theory into Practice

August 31, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This 60-minute session will build on the concepts presented in the first webinar, Courageous Well-Being, Finding New Pathways to Personal and Professional Renewal. As professionals and volunteers working with bereaved children and families, you are well aware of the challenges of your work — vicarious trauma and grief, burnout, empathetic distress, and work/life balance. It is essential to explore the strategies and practices that will help you cope with these issues. This interactive webinar will include writing exercises and practices you can use daily and share with your family and colleagues. Participants of this session should have attended Part I live or reviewed the recording from 7/19. Be sure to bring paper or a journal to the session!

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Target Audience: Counselors, Social workers, Bereavement support professionals
Instructional Level: Basic
Format: Live Interactive Webinar
Continuing Education (CEs): No CEs are available for this webinar.



Speaker Bios:

Donna Gaffney, DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, an advanced practice nurse-psychotherapist, author and educator, works with individuals, communities, and professional nurses in the aftermath of personal and national crises — 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Coronavirus pandemic. Donna provides pro-bono psychotherapy through the Emotional PPE Project and facilitates Virtual Schwartz Rounds for the New Jersey Nursing Emotional Well-Being Institute. With extensive experience in classroom, experiential and online education, she offers workshops, presentations and webinars nationally and internationally. Donna has taught and directed graduate programs at the International Trauma Studies Program, Columbia and Seton Hall Universities. Her webinar series at the beginning of the pandemic, Healing Ourselves, While Healing Others, was offered through Rutgers University School of Nursing and the Northeastern University School Health Academy. In addition to academic papers, book chapters, and articles for the lay press, Donna is the author of The Seasons of Grief, Helping Children Grow Through Loss. Donna holds graduate degrees from Columbia and Rutgers Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. She received the 2021 APNA Award for Excellence in Practice – APRN. In 2023 her book Courageous Well-Being for Nurses will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.


Nicole C. Foster, MA, NBC-HWC is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, consultant, and writer. She is Head of Coaching at Lief Therapeutics, a start-up that offers the only mental health wearable device using HRV-Biofeedback. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she self-published an eBook, Well-Being in the Waiting: Finding Presence During Unprecedented Times, and provided complimentary copies to healthcare workers. Nicole collaborates with the With Grace Initiative, a non-profit organization supporting children with cancer, providing pro-bono workshops that promote connection, support, and psychosocial education in their Warriors of Wellness series.

She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Spirituality, Mind-Body Institute and holds a Master of Arts in Psychology. Her personal essays surrounding the loss of her father in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have been published in New York Magazine and Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper. She is the co-author of Courageous Well-Being for Nurses, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in September 2023. Learn more about her work at and @NicoleCFoster on Instagram.

Refund/cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan Lopez at or at (432) 288-4688. Please note that no refunds will be given.

To request accessibility accommodations: The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact Megan Lopez at or at (432) 288-4688 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


August 31, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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