Grief Support Speakers, Consulting & Training

Help your school, organization, or community group understand the best ways to recognize and respond to grief, loss, and trauma. Learn about resources available through Essentia Health.

Professional Education in Grief Support

Enhance your ability to provide grief support with continuing education at Essentia Health. Our grief support specialists in Duluth, Minnesota, offer trainings and conferences that are open to individuals from the Upper Midwest and beyond. Our regular events include:

  • Bereavement Support Facilitator Training – Two-day, comprehensive training program for people who want to develop and/or facilitate grief support groups.
  • Grief Support Services Fall Conference – Annual one-day conference for counselors, therapists, educators, clergy, hospice staff and others who provide support to grieving families.
  • Living with Grief Teleconference – Annual half-day continuing education opportunity featuring national and local experts on grief

Find upcoming continuing education events.

Community Speakers & Trainings

If you live in Central Minnesota, Northeast Minnesota, or Northwest Wisconsin, ask your local Essentia grief support specialists about educational opportunities for your school, business, or organization.

Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin

Benefit from the expertise and experience of staff and volunteers at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Depending on your specific needs and goals, you may partner with a grief and trauma therapist to create a customized training program or hear a presentation from a trained volunteer.

Call 218-786-4402 or email us to learn about opportunities for programs covering topics such as:

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • End-of-life care
  • Preparing for and responding to critical incidents, such as the death of a student, employee, resident, or patient

Guest Speaker in Central Minnesota

To learn about bringing a grief support speaker to your Brainerd Lakes Area group or organization, call 218-828-7442.

School-Based Crisis Intervention Resources

When your school community is affected by a traumatic event, such as a safety threat, physical disaster, accident, or death, take advantage of the following resources to plan and implement an efficient, effective response:

24/7 Crisis Line

For help or information, call our health crisis line at 888-826-0099.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911.