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Wheaton Franciscan Outpatient Center (Wauwatosa Campus)

201 N. Mayfair Road

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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Losing a loved one to overdose is complicated. Shame, guilt, blame, stigma and fear are often part of stigmatized grief. How do we talk about this grief? How are clients impacted on a physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual level? This workshop will address stigmatized grief due to overdose, suicide-loss and other complicated deaths. It will also provide those working with families and children to find the language and lens to offer support and guidance. The workshop will include video, group activities, clinical examples and didactic pieces to explore and understand this topic.

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  • Discuss developmentally appropriate language to use with children and families after an overdose, suicide, or other stigmatized death.
  • Explore common themes of grief and loss after a death by overdose or suicide.
  • Identify strategies to assist children and families impacted by overdose and other stigmatized grief.


The cost of the seminar includes a continental breakfast and continuing education units. A brochure listing objectives, Continuing Education information, and event details can be found here.

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Presented by Sarah Montgomery & Amy Stapleton of the Chesapeake Life Center.

Sarah Montgomery LCSW-C is the Coordinator of Children and Family Programs at the Chesapeake Life Center at the Hospice of the Chesapeake. She has over 20 years clinical experience providing individual, family, and group counselling in a variety of settings including school-based, outpatient psychiatry and community-based organizations. She holds a BA from Williams College and an MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work. Sarah has also co-written three books Helping Your Depressed Teenager (1994), Clinical Uses of Drawings (1996) and recently Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (2015) with Susan Coale LCSW-C.


Amy R. Stapleton, LCPC, is the Manager for Bereavement Services at the Chesapeake Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake. She brings a depth of experience from working with individuals and families during times of crisis and loss in various settings including hospitals, youth and family service centers and nonprofit community mental health agencies. While she currently sees clients across the life span, her passion is working with children, young adults and their families to increase resiliency and develop coping skills as they incorporate loss into their lives.

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Wheaton Franciscan Outpatient Center (Wauwatosa Campus)

201 N. Mayfair Road

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