Walla Walla Community Hospice
serves Walla Walla (WA), Columbia (WA), and N.E.
Umatilla (OR) counties.
Walla Walla Community Hospice does not discriminate in providing services on the basis of race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, disability, or ability to pay.
Hospice Foundation of America 21st Annual Living with Grief® Program
Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center
Providence Room, Level 1
HFA's 2014 program will focus exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss.
Adolescence (broadly defined from middle school years to emerging adulthood) is a significant
developmental period during which identity, independence, and intimacy are formed. Illness and loss
profoundly influences these processes. Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be
traumatic – deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide. This program explores the ways that healthcare
workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other
professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.
This program is sponsored by Walla Walla Community Hospice and Providence St. Mary
Medical Center as a free community service.