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Trauma & Hospice: Awareness & Community Responses (Webinar $149*)
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Trauma & Hospice: Awareness & Community Responses (Webinar $149*)


When: Access Live or On-Demand
12:00 - 1:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


For More Info or to Register, click here.

Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.


Trauma & Hospice: Awareness & Community Responses

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines trauma as " emotional response to a terrible event" and these responses can include "unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea."  Hospice and palliative care providers often witness these symptoms from patients and family members upon hearing an illness is terminal.

This webinar will explore the various forms of trauma, from sudden preoccupations with certain events to varying degrees of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  We will discuss the critical role of social workers and chaplains as team coaches and guides in the treatment of patients and families, as well as all team members’ roles in providing support to colleagues, staff, and our communities when traumatizing or horrific events occur.


  • Define and differentiate trauma, psychological trauma, PTSD, shock, complex-trauma, 
    re-traumatization, and traumatic stress
  • Discuss the connection of trauma and trauma-informed care in hospice and palliative care
  • Explore counseling interventions related to various forms of trauma specific to the work of social workers and chaplains
  • Methods and concepts related to Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
  • Crisis intervention and debriefing for hospice team members following the death or suicide of a patient or family member, sudden loss of a co-worker, etc.
  • The critical role hospice programs play in the community following national or international traumatic events


Take-Away Tool Kit

  • Self-assessment exercise
  • Debriefing guides following tragedies
  • Counseling skills outline that delineates specific interventions from evidence-based theoretical frameworks
  • Model guideline for a community response to tragedy
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Extensive list of resources


Who Should Attend

This informative webinar is designed for social workers, chaplains, and all hospice team members responsible for dealing with trauma. Hospice and palliative care managers will also benefit from this important information.



Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW, CT, Gary Garcia, Inc.

Gary Gardia began his hospice career as a volunteer over 30 years ago. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education. Gary is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant for various businesses and health care organizations.

Gary served as NHPCO’s section leader for Volunteer/Volunteer Managers and Social Work. He also worked as a psychotherapist in private practice with a specialty in grief and loss, personal growth and development, and substance abuse. He holds a Master’s in Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved. He is also the recipient of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) 2015 Award of Excellence in Professional Education.


   AHPCO Members
 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!

**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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