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The G.A.P. Network (Grief to Advocacy for Prevention) regional conferences

The G.A.P. Network (Grief to Advocacy for Prevention) regional conferences

Start date:
1/12/2019-9:00 AM
End date:
1/12/2019-5:00 PM
Cornerstone of Hope

The G.A.P. Network (Grief to Advocacy for Prevention) hosts regional conferences that bring grieving communities together to better understand what happened to their loved ones, how to appropriately address their grief, combat stigma, and learn how to advocate for prevention in their communities. We are bringing in experts on grief, experts on substance use disorder, and grieving families that have transformed their grief into advocacy for prevention in their communities.

It is my request that you inform anyone in your network of this event or post the event flyer on your resource bulletin board. Please see attached event flyer.

• Date: January 12th, 2019
• Location: Cornerstone of Hope

This educational conference will address:
• Substance Use Disorder and behavior
• Coping with grief
• Combating stigma
• Advocacy for prevention
• Peer support options

Speakers for this regional conference:
• Dr. Nicole Labor, DO, BCFP, BCABAM – Medical Director of OneEighty Treatment Center
• Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S - Cornerstone of Hope - Greif Counselor
• Pete Bliss - Grief Care Fellowship
• Sheryl Hirsh - Assistant Director of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. (Lost her daughter in 2013)
• Spearheaded an annual educational series at Siegal to address the addiction crisis on the local and national level.
• Participates in several opiate task force committees on the local, county, state and federal levels.
• Brenda Ryan - Lost her daughter in 2016. Founded nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families of epidemic.

Link to other regional conferences:
GAP Network Website:
*CEUs are pending.


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