CARRYING OUR GRIEF:
2024 End-of-Life Virtual Conference Series

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Ensuring No Child Grieves Alone April 18th, 2024 | 6-7:30 pm (MST)

Tu Nidito is on a mission to create a community of acceptance and understanding for those grieving a serious medical condition or death. Our vision is that Southern Arizona becomes a compassionate grief informed community. Ensuring that No Child Grieves Alone.
Grief Education is a critical step in attaining our vision. We have developed a series of workshops designed to meet the needs of adults who support children, teens, young adults, and their caregivers on their grief journey.

This workshop presents an overview of the ways in which individual youth grieve and shares best practices and resources on how to support them in their lived experiences, including the classroom and other settings where their grief impacts their engagement. You will leave the workshop with the skills and tools you need to be present and supportive of grieving youth. 

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Rachael Blackketter, Education and Engagement Manager at Tu Nidito Children and Family Services

Rachael Blackketter is Tu Nidito’s Education and Engagement Manager. She is passionate about training the community in ways they can walk alongside those who are grieving. Rachael’s career spans over 2 decades volunteering and training in the child welfare space. Prior to joining the Tu Nidito team, Rachael served in a variety of capacities in foster care organizations and in the juvenile justice system. She employs trauma awareness and empathy for families to inform Tu Nidito’s grief education and training workshops. Rachael and her husband are the parents of 4 teens and enjoy family time, outdoor activities, and aviation.