GRIEF IN THE WAKE OF TRAGIC SHOOTINGS
SPECTRUM NEWS SAN ANTONIO / AUSTIN
EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE - SPECTRUM NEWS AUSTIN
GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS - FOX GOOD DAY AUSTIN
COPING WITH DISASTER RELATED STRESS
FOX GOOD DAY AUSTIN
SPOTLIGHT ON CAMP RED BIRD - FOX GOOD DAY AUSTIN
CHALLENGES CHILDREN FACE IN GRIEF
CAMP RED BIRD - DAY CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
KVUE IN-DEPTH REPORT
COPING WITH ANXIETY
DURING TRAGIC AUSTIN BOMBINGS
FOX GOOD DAY AUSTIN
HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN AFTER TRAGEDY
AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY INTERVIEW - OLGA CAMPOS
The Austin Film Society selected Austin Grief for a spotlight interview with Olga Campos. Mary Dickerson, Executive Director and Becca Van Tassel, LCSW-S, Clinical Director with The Austin Center for Grief & Loss discussed with Olga Campos the many services we provide to the Austin community. Thank you to Austin Public Studios and The Austin Film Society.
AUSTIN GRIEF RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY TRAGEDY KEYE
THE NEW YORK LIFE FOUNDATION RELEASES 2017 CHILDHOOD BEREAVEMENT SURVEY
THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS RECOGNIZES
CAMP RED BIRD FEATURED ON KXAN - AUSTIN SUMMER GRIEF CAMP HELPS KIDS COPE WITH LOSS
The day camp is hosted by the Austin Center for Grief and Loss which specializes in grief therapy. Camp Red Bird is designed for kids ages 6 through 12 who have experienced a loss. Campers participate in a week of therapeutic games, activities, arts and crafts, while also sharing with peers who are going through similar loss.
“Kids want to belong, and this gives them that community,” said Mary Dickerson. “It’s good to remember and it’s OK to grieve,” says camper Quenton Owens.
10 YEARS OF TURNING GRIEF INTO HEALING AT
AUSTIN CENTER FOR GRIEF & LOSS
WELCOME MARY DICKERSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Mary Dickerson, RN, CPA, joined The Austin Center for Grief and Loss as its new Executive Director effective April 10, 2017. Mary comes to Austin Grief from Catholic Charities of Central Texas where she managed a homelessness prevention program. Mary was the interim Chief Financial Officer at United Way and worked in several nursing positions including St. David’s Healthcare System and private practice. She is excited about the future of Austin Grief commenting, “We have a beautiful new home and an outstanding mission…let’s get to work!”
Mary and her husband Charles live in Northwest Hills and have two daughters, Ellena, a junior at Anderson High School, and Mary Catherine, a sophomore, at
St. Michael's Catholic Academy.
Mary enjoys reading, gardening and cooking as well as exploring the Texas Hill Country.
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AN ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING OPEN-CARRY:
Please note: Effective January 1, 2016 The Austin Center for Grief and Loss is a weapon-free zone with a policy forbidding the carrying or concealing of firearms or weapons of any kind. Thank you in advance for continuing to make our premises a place of peace, safety and healing.