Date & Time: March 8, 2023 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

Adolescent Grief: Too Young to Say Goodbye is Part II of the Young Survivors Traumatic Grief Series.

In the aftermath of a suicidal death, school or community shooting, or related tragic event, adolescents are likely to receive the news via a media outlet, social media, friend, or family member.

They are seeking answers to better cope with emotional distress and the unforgettable loss of a neighbor, friend, school faculty or staff, or loved one. For adolescents, there may be greater implications for more detailed discussions about school and community safety and security, law enforcement and legislators enacting laws to protect school districts, and effectively regulating post-traumatic stress and developing a new normal after a crisis.

Participants will gain effective strategies for responding to the following: How could I have prevented the traumatic event? Am I to blame for the tragedy? How is this tragic event going to impact my life? Participants will recognize signs of traumatic grief and assess for functional impairment, physical health, and suicidal ideations.

Following, participants will increase their awareness of suicide prevention techniques by recognizing warning signs and reducing risk factors while learning the feelings, actions, changes, threats, and situations (FACTS). Additionally, participants will enhance their screening techniques for administering the Columbia Community Card for Teens and Columbia Community Card for Teachers.

CEs: 3

Learning Objectives

  • After this course, participants will be able to recognize an adolescent’s traumatic symptoms relating to hyperarousal, unhealthy cognitions, and recurring reminders or avoidance of unpleasant memories.
  • After this course, participants will be able to apply evidence-based strategies for discussing adolescent grief, adolescent traumatic grief, and tragic events.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify best practices for helping adolescents cope with an unforgettable and traumatic loss, regain emotional regulation, and recover a sense of safety and security.
  • After this course, participants will be able to use the Columbia Card for Teens, Columbia Card for Teachers, and FACTS to effectively screen for risk factors, warning signs and symptoms, and suicide plans and attempts along with executing evidence-based techniques for suicide prevention and crisis intervention.


  • $204- Full Series
  • $80 -Registration Fee
  • $60 – Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate
  • $45 – Veterans Rate/AUSSW Students
  • Current Adelphi School of Social Work students Free with Promo Code

Faculty Bio

Tanika Johnson

Dr. Tanika Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Contributing Faculty Member, Continuing Education Presenter, and Education Consultant. Dr. Johnson specializes in addiction, trauma, sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, crisis and behavioral health interventions, anxiety, mood disorders, perinatal disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger and impulse control, and self-management coaching. Licensed as a K-12 Special Education Teacher and 7-12 Psychology Teacher, she has a wealth of experience serving the special education community and the exceptional needs of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities. As a practitioner and researcher, her expertise focuses on racial trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder and race-based traumatic stress, and social and emotional development and the psychological impact of children and adolescents. Dr. Johnson’s current initiatives include serving as a National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations Fellow and Team Tennessee State Leadership Leader and promoting social emotional competence in infants and young children, early intervention, family engagement, and inclusion.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

ACE Approved Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours

Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/03/2022 – 03/03/2023.

ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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