June 22, Seeds of Hope: A Grief Support Remembrance Program

Baue invites you to attend their 10th Annual Seeds of Hope Program. This program is designed to help families cope after a loss of their loved one. Gather with us as we share information on the grief process. Manager of Community Outreach, Grief Services, and Center for Hope & Healing, Kristen Ernst, LPC will present ideas on how to care for and
support yourself and your family. All are welcome. Register at Baue.com/events or call Ally Walters at

July 9, Best Practices in Counseling Survivors of Sudden and Traumatic Loss

Baue has joined the Hospice Foundation of America as an Educational Partner.  This program is a webinar that Baue will host at their facilities.  This is a CE event.  Click here for more information.

July 18, 7th Annual Summer Speaker Conference: Ethical Foundations of Advance Care Planning: Promises, Pitfalls and Practicalities

Presenters: Patrick McCruden, DBE, MTS, HEC-C, and Kirsten Dempsey, MA. Almost 30 years after the passage of the Patient Self Determination Act, Advance Care Planning is still something of an “orphan” in American medicine. Efforts to normalize these conversations have frequently deteriorated into accusations of ageism, disability bias or “death panels.”   This course will describe the ethical foundation of advance care plans, discuss common conceptual and empirical challenges to advance care plans and discuss how a public health approach to advance care planning can improve care at the end of life. This ecological approach requires community engagement from multiple stakeholders: patients, family, legal, medical providers, clergy etc. Successful efforts such as The Conversation Project, Gunderson-Lacrosse, etc. will be discussed. Case studies will be utilized to create an interactive and robust discussion geared toward the adult learner. Click here to Register. Click here for the flyer.

July 25 & 26, 29 & 30 Comprehensive Grief Workshop, Summer 2019

Annie’s Hope—The Bereavement Center for Kids is hosting a comprehensive, experiential, and didactic workshop for those who work with and support grieving children, teens, and their families before or after a death. Participants will be immersed in learning along with self-reflection in relation to personal experiences with grief. They will gain extensive knowledge and tools that can be used for personal and professional benefit. Click here for more information.

Monthly Caregiver Classes

Classes for those caring for their loved one — personal and professional insight from BJC employees who care. Each class is individually tailored to meet the needs of those in attendance.  Classes are the second Tuesday of the month, from January-December, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Classes and materials are free to the public. Attend any classes that are right for you. Classes don’t need to be taken consecutively and do not build on each other. To register, call: 314-996-LIFE or Click here to download a class flyer.


Remaining 2019 workshop dates are  April 16, August 20 and October 15.

October 13-15, 2019 MHPCA Midwest Regional Conference, Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, MO