OUTREMONT, QC, April 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This interactive one-day training session at the Centre Saint-Pierre is intended for the various professionals (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, doctors, nurses, organizations that help victims of crime, etc.) who interact with the bereaved in the wake of a traumatic death. The training will help improve attendees' knowledge of the overall grief process and the specifics of bereavement following a violent death.
The two Maison Monbourquette trainers, both members of the OPTSTCQ, will help attendees understand the specific needs of this type of bereaved and better comprehend attitudes and preferred basic intervention techniques to be used with this client group. Attendees will therefore be able to better determine their own reactions in this type of situation, as well as the impact of these reactions on the bereaved.
The new training will be provided by invitation only, at no cost, next Tuesday, April 23, at the Centre Saint-Pierre, 1212, Panet Street in Montreal, as part of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. The funding comes from a federal Department of Justice grant provided for its start-up.
For additional information about this training or to book a training session for another team, contact Ms. Laure Leslé at 514-523-3596, extension 226.
The Centre de Formation Monbourquette was set up to meet a need for bereavement training.
Maison Monbourquette is a non-profit organization that provides the bereaved with a range of services at no charge: a nationwide helpline at 1 888 533-3845, one-on-one meetings and family sessions, support groups and music therapy.
Founded in 2004, Maison Monbourquette was so named in honour of the work done by the late Jean Monbourquette, O.M.I., a psychologist, prolific author and pioneer in field of grief counseling. It is accredited by the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal.
SOURCE: Maison Monbourquette
For further information:
Laure Leslé (phone): 514 523 3596, extension 226