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Power of Knowing: Practical Guidance for Grieving Adults & Families During the Holiday Season
Understanding comes from knowing. Grief is a unique journey for each adult, child, teen, and/or family; the holiday season may bring up additional challenges and questions around how to prepare for the holiday season and starting a new year. This webinar will provide useful information on what some families and adults have found supportive in their grief journey, around this time of year.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn how grief can impact families during the holiday season.
• Learn about how children and teens across all developmental stages may experience grief around this time of year.
• Learn about support for adults, teens and children during this time of year, while including opportunities to honor their loved one who died or has a serious illness.

Ryan Kimberly Mahler, NCC, LCMHC
Lindsey Nowacki, LCSW

This webinar will be moderated by Risa Hanau, LCSW.

Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Clinical & Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.


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Ryan Kimberly Mahler, NCC, LCMHC
Director of Adult Grief Support & Counseling @AuthoraCare Collective
Ryan has worked at AuthoraCare for 15 years as a bereavement counselor and, more recently, as the Director of the Adult Grief Support and Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor and holds a Master of Education in Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ryan counsels individual clients and facilitates workshops, all with the goal of helping people adjust to life after a loss.
Lindsey Nowacki, LCSW
Kids Path Counseling Supervisor @AuthoraCare Collective
Lindsey is the Kids Path Counseling Supervisor at Authoracare Collective. Lindsey has experience working with grieving young children, school age children, and teenagers. She is a licensed clinical social worker with specialized training in trauma, grief and loss, play therapy, and attachment. Lindsey has a Master’s in Sociology from The University of Houston and a Master’s in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin.