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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Facilitating a Suicide Bereavement Support Group – Child & Teen

  • 07/20/2018

Register today and become a vital part of a community-based, suicide bereavement support network.

About the Training: The AFSP Facilitator Training Program offers suicide prevention organizers a way to create and facilitate a community support group for suicide loss survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Courses are offered as two-day trainings, of up to 36 attendees, and include lecture, interactive discussion, and role-playing. They are led by experts in the field of suicide bereavement. AFSP offers two courses: one on facilitating adult support groups, and another one facilitating child and teen support groups. This training is specifically for Facilitating Child and Teen Support Groups.


For more information, please visit the registration link. YOU WILL COMPLETE 2 SEPARATE FORMS

For questions, contact Tara Sullivan Larsen at or Sarah Clark at 

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in learning the skills to facilitate an effective support group, and either currently facilitating a group and wish to sharpen your facilitator skills (or) individuals wishing to starting a support group for child and teens struggling with suicide loss grief.

  • Mental health professionals and survivors of suicide loss who want to start a support group.
  • Current group facilitators who want to strengthen their skills, stay up to date on the latest practices, and explore issues they have encountered while facilitating.
  • Survivors of suicide loss who have waited at least two years after experiencing a suicide loss.
  • Non-clinicians who have at least one year of experience participating in a support group.

Important Information

Cost $175

Cost $150 for AFSP Chapters (discounted from the standard rate,  – please contact your Area Director Tara Sullivan Larsen at, or Sarah Clark at to receive the discount code)

Sponsorships are available thanks to the generous donations through our local Out of the Darkness Walk. To request a sponsorship you must submit a written request detailing need to Area Director Tara Sullivan Larsen at, or Sarah Clark at

Must be present for the entire training on both days.  Meals and snacks will be provided both days.

Survivors of suicide loss should wait at least two years after experiencing a loss before attending. We also recommend that all non-clinician attendees have at least one year experience participating in a support group.


If you wish to stay the night you may reserve a room at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland, at a discounted rate of $109 per night using the following link

The american academy of bereavement

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14607 Felton Court
Suite 116
Apple Valley, MN 55124

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