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The losses associated with Domestic Violence are numerous. The Grief experienced as a result of Domestic Violence is routinely overwhelming. The need for trauma informed support of those victimized by Domestic Violence creates an environment in which Intensive Care may be effectively administered. In this workshop, participants will explore potential losses brought about by Domestic Violence as well as associated traumas. Further, participants will examine the Purposeful Nature of Coping Behaviors within the context of Trauma based research.

Attention will be given to providing a concise grief vocabulary designed to clarify the separate but parallel processes of grief and mourning. In addition, participants will discover how the Companioning Model establishes compassionate and empathetic approaches to grief work with those victimized by Domestic Violence, thereby opening the door to more trauma informed interventions that tend to yield long-term preventive outcomes.