Billy’s Place comprehensive training will discuss the topic of grief with a positive approach. Participants will learn and get more comfortable with grief pertaining to children and young adults. Tools and resources will be provided along with tips to incorporate grief in your school. After the training, participants will feel more comfortable and capable in helping children on their grief journey. The training will be led by Kris Friedman who is the Executive Director of Billy’s Place. Through her own experiences encountering the death of her father as a teenager and watching a dear friend’s child deal with the loss of his father at an early age, she is passionate about training others and working with children as they walk along their grief journey. She has attended numerous seminars including the yearly National Alliance for Grieving Children and continuing education from Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Kris began Billy’s Place with the founder, Juli Schragel, in 2012. Kris manages the day to day operations of Billy’s Place as well as fund development, training, grant writing, curriculum, outreach, and overseeing the staff of 4, and interns. She grew up in the Chicago area, is an avid Bears fan along with her husband, 4 kids, 2 grandkids, and 3 fur babies!! To say she loves helping others is an understatement as her heart is with each and every family that walks through Billy’s Place door.
Presenter: Kris Friedman, Billy’s Place Executive Director