1. Restorative Retelling Clinical Training: Prepares clinicians to apply the Restorative Retelling model in their Individual, family and group work. Restorative Retelling is an evidence based model developed by Edward Rynearson, MD Medical Direction of Separation and Loss Services at Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center. In addition to an initial pilot study done in 1989, three more studies have been published in the Death Studies Journal ( 2014-5).
Source: Accommodation to violent dying training manual by Edward Rynearson, MD and Retelling Violent Death by Edward Rynearson, MD.
Day 1 Violent Death training: Overview of the field of violent dying, research and promising as well as evidence based practices. This will include guidelines for clinicians and peer supporters. Information on screening and making recommendations for level of service for survivors.
Who should attend: Clinicians, peer advocates, peer support group leaders.
*Day 2 & 3 RR Training would focus on the salient features of the Restorative Retelling model, its theory, interventions and applications. The day would be a mixture of lecture material, case examples and experiential activities to demonstrate the model and its application. Additional guidelines on clinician characteristics and resources will be included.
Who should attend: Clinicians
2. The Journey based on Restorative Retelling: Prepares peer advocates and paraprofessionals to provide Restorative Retelling based support. This training is available in 1, 2 or 3 day packages.
Source: The Journey, Learning to Live with Violent Death by Connie Saindon, MFT, foreword by Edward Rynearson, MD
*The one day "Journey" Training follows the format of the Day 1 Violent Death Training with the source material being the Journey Workbook and its application for use with survivors of violent death.
*The Two day "Journey" Training will feature selected sections of the Journey workbook using role play, lecture and experiential activities to demonstrate some of the steps.
The Three day "Journey" Training will use retreat format and take attendees through the ten step process. The size of this format is limited to no more than 10 attendees and is a confidential class.
3. Criminal Death Training: Prepares peer advocates and paraprofessionals to provide psycho educational support to survivors of a criminal death.
Material for this course is influenced by many survivors and the Restorative Retelling by Edward Rynearson and the book Parallel Justice by Susan Herman.
Source: is Murder Survivor's Handbook, by Connie Saindon and thirty contributors from many fields including anonymous survivors.
This Criminal Death Training is also available in 1, 2 or 3 day formats.
*Day One Criminal Death training will provide an overview of the violent death and criminal death intersect. In addition, promising practices and resources will be introduced.
*Day Two Criminal Death Training will provide lecture , case examples and experiential activities on selected content helpful for survivors to gain information and support on topics pertaining to a criminal death.
*Day Three Criminal Death Training will add additional content for providing families and those who will work with them additional information pertaining to the intersect of mental health and the justice system.
*Content and training can be customized for group needs and interests.