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The College of New Rochelle to Host Hospice Foundation of America's Annual National Living with Grief ® Teleconference

April 19, 2018

The College of New Rochelle (CNR) will host the Hospice Foundation of America’s 25th annual Living With Grief® Teleconference.  The program, broadcast live from Washington, D.C., will be presented on Tuesday, April 24, in the Wellness Center, Rooms 203 and 204, on the New Rochelle Campus, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 

Each year the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) presents a nationally recognized distance learning program watched in thousands in communities across North America. For more than two decades, HFA’s educational events have been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care.

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, CNR Graduate School, will join fellow noted panelists, Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT and Richard Tedeschi, PhD. to discuss the topic, “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth.” The panel will be moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and former CNN anchor.

This year’s program explores the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but also growth. The presentation addresses the phenomena of posttraumatic growth, noting research on the concept as well as strategies professionals can use in assisting grieving individuals. In addition, individuals struggling with loss will learn self-help strategies as they cope with loss. This educational program combines presentations by experts with video, discussion, and additional complimentary learning materials.

Each year this award-winning program is produced by Hospice Foundation of America, a not-for-profit organization, which acts as an advocate for the hospice concept of care through ongoing programs of professional education, public information, and research on issues relating to illness, loss, grief, and bereavement. The program is targeted to a range of practitioners including nurses, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, marriage and family therapists, and others. For additional information about the conference and availability of CE credits, contact

To register for the CNR event or for information about continuing education (CE) credits, call 914-654-5320.