Supporting Post-Traumatic Growth in the Face of Grief and Loss
With Cassie Yackley, Psy.D, PLLC

Sponsored by Rutland Housing Authority

Live Zoom Webinar:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1:00-2:30 pm


Sadly, loss and grief are fundamental aspects of surviving a global pandemic, and we are all, simultaneously faced with coping with our own losses while supporting those around us who have experienced recent loss.  In this webinar, participants will explore losses associated with the global pandemic and will examine the difference between grief and mourning.  In supporting colleagues and residents who have experienced loss, people need strategies for managing grief; including how to talk to adults and children about death, knowing the differenced between providing sympathy vs. empathy, and how to establish rituals and routines in our settings to accommodate the many losses we’ve shared during the pandemic.  

Dr. Cassie Yackley is a master trainer and trauma-responsive practice content expert. Dr. Yackley has spent her professional career committed to understanding and effectively addressing the impact of traumatic exposure on children, families, and systems by bringing together recent discoveries from developmental neuroscience, attachment, & implementation science to help professionals learn how reflective practice leads to better working environments and outcomes for professionals and those they serve. 

Additional Sponsors:  
Vermont Housing Managers Association, 
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
New England Resident Service Coordinators, Inc.

Admission is FREE but you must register before noon on Monday, March 29, 2021. 

Questions? Email cassano@cathedralsquare.org 

1.5 Continuing Education Units issued by VHFA


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VRSC is a membership organization of professionals from throughout the state.  Offered in the spring and fall, trainings include lunch and are open to the public for a small fee of $10.  VRSC and VHMA members can attend at no charge.   With attendance averaging around 50 people, the trainings cover topics that are not only relevant to Resident Service Coordinators, but other housing professionals, social workers, and community service providers.  These meetings are an excellent opportunity to network, build relationships, and learn best practices.  We rely on the support of our sponsors to help offset the costs of meeting location, professional fees and meals.  For information on the available sponsorship opportunities, please click here.  


VRSC meetings are held following the trainings and lunch.  Meetings generally last 1 hour and are open to members and prospective members.  Our Annual Meeting is held in the fall when we vote in new officers, approve a new budget, review annual materials, and discuss future trainings.

Meeting Minutes

Additional trainings are available through our partners.  Click here for more information.