Customized Training

 More than 11,000 professionals

have benefited from our customized training.

Why Our Training Works

We don’t overburden you with psychological jargon, gut-wrenching examples or heart-tugging emotion.

We handle tough subjects in ways that are simple and effective. And we provide you with action-focused skills and practical tips on what to say and the best way to help out.

Benefits of Grief Solutions Training

There are many good reasons to prepare in advance in this critical area. But at the end of a long day, there are the only two reasons that matter the most: You and those you assist.

Our goal is to increase your confidence and skills for providing assistance to those who have lost someone close.

Wide Range of Topics

The type of assistance you provide will determine your training needs.

Military personnel need to know what to expect in families of the fallen; advice on what to say when providing casualty support; or tips on managing the cumulative personal and organizational stressors of losing a fellow service member.

Mental health professionals may want to review the many types of losses and their resultant grief reactions; a refresher on the needs of working through grief; or an update on the newest research in the death, dying and bereavement field.

To get you started, here’s a short list of topics we cover. Don’t see the topic you’re looking for?  Let’s talk. We can provide what you need.

  • Tips for extending condolences
  • Anticipated, sudden, and traumatic deaths
  • Homicide and suicide losses
  • Conditions for disenfranchised grief
  • Complicated grief criteria
  • Instrumental and intuitive grieving styles
  • Impact of secondary losses
  • Anger and guilt in grief
  • Models of grief work
  • Beyond Kubler-Ross
  • Moving forward versus moving on
  • Building personal resilience

Please review some of our most popular training requests by clicking on the other tabs: Military Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Support Providers, and Surviving Families.

Contact Joanne to discuss your training needs today!

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Books by Joanne Steen

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A Survival Guide for Gold Star Parents and Those Who Support Them

A survival guide for parents on how to survive, cope, and develop resilience for the long haul. Learn more

By Joanne Steen
Central Recovery Press: Las Vegas Published: May 2019 ISBN: 9781942094968
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Military Widow

A Survival Guide


A survival guide for the military wife’s journey from wife to Gold Star widow to woman of her own right. Learn more

By Joanne M. Steen and M. Regina Asaro
Naval Institute Press: Annapolis
Published: June 2006
ISBN: 9781591148340
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