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Sudden Loss and Traumatic Grief A Professional Workshop
presented by Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2004

Contact Person:
Jennifer Costa

Have you been working with a family who recently lost someone to suicide, domestic violence, homicide or an accident? Do you wonder which interventions work best for those families that have experienced a traumatic and sudden loss? Join internationally known consultant, speaker and author Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Keene, NH on October 22, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. to find the answers to these questions and many more!

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS is the Director of the Griefwork Center Inc. located in Kendall Park, New Jersey. Rubel is a recognized expert in the field of sudden loss and traumatic grief. Rubel is the author of the best selling book, But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors and the newly released 30-hour course book for Nurses, Death, Dying and Bereavement: Providing Compassion During a Time of Need. Barbara’s personal story of loss was featured in the Emmy Award Winning Documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. Barbara is widely published and has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs.

Participants in this professional workshop will learn how to: 1) identify reactions to traumatic and unanticipated loss; 2) describe sudden death notification techniques; 3) compare grief theories to support survivors of traumatic death; 4) list strategies to prevent traumatic grief; and 5) explain strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For further information on this workshop and to register, please call Jennifer Costa at The Samaritans, Inc. Business office at (603) 357-5510.


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