‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ author to speak at bereavement workshop

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Monday, 30 July 2012 04:00
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FINDLAY—Joyce A. Harvey, contributing author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, and Kay Bevington, founder of Alive Alone Inc., are to speak at an August bereavement workshop.

Findlay St. Michael the Archangel is to host “Grieving the Loss of a Child: Finding New Life Following the Death of a Child” Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parish auditorium, 750 Bright Rd.

The workshop is intended for anyone grieving the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden death, illness, accident, suicide or homicide. The event is free and is being hosted by the Bereavement Action Committee of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo.

Ms. Harvey has spoken about grief and healing to numerous professionals and bereaved parents.  Her only daughter, Jennifer, died in 1995 while serving in the Marine Corps.

Ms. Bevington and her husband, Rodney, started Alive Alone Inc., following the death of their only child in 1980. The organization helps bereaved parents network with each other and publishes a periodical for bereaved parents.

Registration is due by Aug. 8 to Catholic Charities social ministry program coordinator Germaine Kirk by calling 419-244-6711, ext. 225, or by emailing gkirk@toledodiocese.org.

Central Catholic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 21:32