Trainings, Presentations, Workshops

(Businesses & Organizations)

Living Forward is the training, consulting, and speaking platform of Grief Relief.

"Both of these trainings were really great. After two years of doing every training virtually, sometimes I find it hard to sustain attention, but I didn't have any difficulty in either of these trainings given Lisa's engagement, enthusiasm for the topic, and presentation style. Well done!"

(Comment about training done for UPMC Western Behavioral Health about a two-part Loss, Grief, & Trauma training)

Living Forward

Living Forward is the intervention, training, consulting, and speaking platform of Grief Relief. Living Forward provides a variety of presentations that will inspire, train, and motivate participants. Cost is dependent upon length of trainings and workshops, number of participants, and whether it is in-person or virtual.

Please give us a call for specific details and requests: 717-522-6111

Workplace Mental Health and Interventions

Mental health concerns, grief and loss, and trauma can reduce worker productivity. The effects can be devastating in terms of employee turnover, absenteeism, employee conflict, decreased performance, and increased health care costs. Both employees and the employers are experiencing devastating consequences as a result of COVID-19. Let us help you address these concerns.

Speaking engagements can be tailored toward organizational needs. Cost is dependent upon length of the intervention, number of participants, and platform used (virtual/in person).

Please call our office for specific details and requests.

  • Crisis intervention for traumatic/stressful life events within the organization

  • On-site counselors following a traumatic/stressful life events within the organization/community

  • Ongoing interventions for death or non-death related event

Trainings, Presentations, & Workshops

Living Forward provides a variety of trainings that will inspire, train, and motivate your people.

We provide a bridge from uncertainty to understanding though our workshops, presentations, and trainings. The length and content of our programing can be tailored toward your organizational needs that are relevant and crucial to mental health and wellness at work. The cost is determined by the length, number of participants, and platform used (virtual or in-person).

Please contact us for more information.

Training, Presentation, & Workshop Topics

Depot Women’s Club: Guest Speaker - Approaching Grief, New Cumberland Army Depot, New Cumberland, PA (3/16/22)

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team: Loss, Grief, & Trauma – Virtual Training for UPMC Western Behavioral Health At Safe Harbor (3/8 & 3/15/22)


Gaudenzia 27th Annual Women’s and Children’s Conference: Living Forward: From Pain & Grief Toward Hope, with Jason Schwartzman and Michelle Kaiser (11/03/21)

American Social Work Board: Webinar for continued.com platform. How are Grief and the Coronavirus Similar? with Heather Moshier, Intern, CAADC (3/31/20)

Adams County Health Summit: Living Forward. Keynote Speaker (3/18/21)

American Social Work Board: Social distancing has removed the one thing we need when we grieve: people. Webinar for continued.com platform. Speaker with Nancy Eshelman, MJ & The Rev. Canon Kate Harrigan (3/3/20)

American Social Work Board: Traumatic Grief: Where Trauma and Grief Intersect. Webinar for continued.com platform. Speaker with Leslie Davila, MS (12/2/20)

American Social Work Board: Disenfranchised Grief: When Grief and Grievers Are Unrecognized Webinar for continued.com platform. Speaker (11/11/20)

American Social Work Board: Disenfranchised Trauma: The Impact of Indirect Victims. Webinar for continued.com platform. Speaker with Leslie Davila, MS (10/12/20)

American Social Work Board: Understanding and Approaching Grief for Clinicians. Webinar for continued.com platform. Speaker with Lynn Shiner (6/15/20)

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team’s 2020 Conference Conscious Resilience After Trauma Virtual Conference: Disenfranchised Trauma: The Impact on Indirect Victims, with Leslie Davila, (9/23/20)

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team’s 2020 Conference Conscious Resilience After Trauma Virtual Conference: Trauma Informed Death Notification (9/23/20)

American Social Work Board: Understanding and Approaching Grief for Clinicians. Webinar for continued.com platform. Speaker with Lynn Shiner (6/15/20)

On the Job and Off: Mental Health Education for First Responders– Grief Training Series for First Responders. Trainer (06/12/20)

Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital – Guest Speaker, Stroke Support Group, Hershey, PA (3/11/20)

Bethany Village Grief Relief Program – Guest Speaker, Looking Back|Living Forward, Mechanicsburg, PA (12/18/2019)

Keystone Crisis Foundational Academy - Basic Crisis Response Training – Trainer,

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia, PA (12/9-12/2019)

Blue Christmas Service of Hope – Hosted by Community United Methodist Church – Keynote Speaker - Looking Back, Living Forward, New Cumberland, PA (12/8/2019)

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day - Hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter – Keynote speaker – Looking Back, Living Forward, Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, PA (11/23/2019)

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team – Death Notification Training – Media, PA (10/26/2019)

American Legion Post 143 – Understanding and Approaching Grief with Drew & The Grief Thief, New Cumberland, PA (10/9/2019)

National Association of Social Workers, PA Chapter Annual Conference– Understanding and Approaching Grief for Clinicians, Pocono mountains, PA (9/23/2019)

Pennsylvania State Educators Association Annual Conference – Understanding and Approaching Grief for Educators, State College, PA (8/30/2019)

Keystone Crisis Foundational Academy - Basic Crisis Response Training: Death, Grief, and Loss & Stress Reactions of Caregivers, Gettysburg, PA (6/5-6/2019)

Network of Victim Assistance: Crisis Response Training - Responses to Trauma, State College, PA (4/27/2019)

A Forum for Understanding and Approach Grief: The Compassionate Friends, Camp Hill PA Chapter (4/23/2019)

A Grief Trajectory: West Chester University Center City, Philadelphia, PA (4/15/2019)

Understanding and Approach Grief: Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia, PA (3/29/2019)

A Forum for Understanding and Approach Grief: Temple University Field Instructor Training, Philadelphia, PA (3/22/201)

A Forum for Understanding and Approach Grief: Alden Place, Lebanon, PA (3/19/2019)

Understanding and Approach Grief: Philadelphia Victim Services, Philadelphia, PA (2/22/2019)

A Forum for Understanding and Approach Grief: Not One More, York, PA Chapter (1/9/2019)

A Forum for Understanding and Approach Grief: Zion Lutheran Church, Dauphin, PA (1/6/2019)

PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Death Notification Training, Network of Victim Assistance, Philadelphia, PA (12/28/2019)

Walking in Hope: Discovering Pathways Through Grief. A community event sponsored by Vickie’s Angels. Grace United Methodist Church, Lemoyne, PA (11/4/18)

Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition: Moving from Pain & Grief to Advocacy. Regional Opioid Response Forum, Camp Hill, PA (10/27/18)

West Shore School District: Understanding and Approaching Grief. Staff Inservice, Camp Hill, PA (10/26/18)

Temple University Harrisburg - Care for Residents with Mental Illness – Personal Care Administrators Course, Harrisburg, PA (10/18/18 & 10/25/18)

A Forum – Understanding and Approaching Grief. A community event sponsored by Bitner Family Funeral Homes. CrossPoint United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, PA (10/7/18)

Victim/Witness Assistance Program – A Grief Trajectory for Understanding and Approaching Grief with Victims. Staff Inservice. (9/28/18)

A Night of Hope (invited presenter). Grief: It’s Complicated. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Cumberland, PA (9/15/18)

Parents of Murdered Children National Conference (invited presenter). A Grief Trajectory. Washington, DC (8/3/18)

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Conference (invited presenter) Disenfranchised Grief and the Grief Trajectory. State College, PA (6/6/18)

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team Conference (invited presenter) Disenfranchised Grief and the Grief Trajectory. State College, PA (5/2/18)

A Forum – Understanding and Approaching Grief. St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Scranton, PA (4/29/18)

Temple University Harrisburg - Care for Residents with Mental Illness – Personal Care Administrators Course (3/22/18 & 3/29/18)

Penn State Hershey Medical Center (invited presenter) A Grief Trajectory (March 28 2018). Social Work Series.

A Forum – Understanding and Approaching Grief. Grace United Methodist Church, Lemoyne, PA (3/25/18)

A Forum – Understanding and Approaching Grief. Epiphany Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, PA (1/14/18)

Temple University Harrisburg – Continuing Education program – A Grief Trajectory Overview (10/12/17) 2 CEUs

National Association of Social Workers Central Division – Social Work Retreat: Impact of Work on the Worker, Camp Hill, PA (10/8/17) 4 CEUs

Crime Victims Advocacy Program – Disenfranchised Grief and the Grief Trajectory, Harrisburg, PA (9/11/17)

CONTACT Helpline – Grief is Calling, Harrisburg, PA (8/4/17)

Temple University Harrisburg Lunch & Learn Series – Ethical Series DSM-5: Changes and Challenges

(11/15/16) 1 CEU

National Association of Social Workers (PA Chapter – Central Division) - DSM-5: What’s Changed? Mechanicsburg, PA (10/2/16) 2 CEUs

Brethren Housing Association – Setting Boundaries in the Workplace, Harrisburg, PA (9/7/16)

Colonial House – Staff training on Facilitating Psychodynamic and Psychoeducational Groups, York, PA (8/9/16)

Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole- Critical Incident Training focusing on

Mood Disorders, Lancaster, PA (4/4/16)

Social Work Retreat – Combating Professional Fatigue (Co-presenter with Dr. Claudia Dewane), Camp Hill, PA (10/25/15)

Lebanon YMCA – The New You Wellness Program

Psychosocial Aspects of Obesity (4/21/14)

Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey PA

Managing the Hard Stuff: Mental Illness in the Workplace (workshop sessions, 2010)

Stress and Burnout: Taking Care of the Caregivers (Update on Chronic Kidney Disease, 4/15/14)

Temple University, Harrisburg, PA/Lebanon Veteran’s Association

Loss and Grief with a Special Emphasis on Veteran’s Issues and their families, Lebanon, PA (10/30/08, 2/24/09, 5/8/12)

Hearing Loss Association of the Capital Region, Camp Hill, PA

Coping with Loss with an Attitude of Humor (11/28/11)