Reno, NV (February 7, 2013) – Solace Tree Founder/Executive Director Emilio Parga will be a featured speaker at the Nevada School Counselor Association’s seventh annual conference, being held February 8-10 at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Joe Crowley Student Union. Parga’s presentation, scheduled on February 9 from 10:45 to noon in room 402, will address the delicate issues involved with “Helping Children and Teens Cope with Death.” This topic is especially relevant in the wake of the recent school shootings in Newtown, CT and Coweta, Oklahoma.
“School is where we equip children for life, and death is part of life,” Parga said. “This presentation will examine issues of childhood and teen grief associated with death, experienced in and out of school.”
The Nevada School Counselor Association (NvSCA) supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. NvSCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to professional school counselors around the state.
About The Solace Tree
The Solace Tree, Inc. a 501c (3) non-profit based in Reno, NV. The Solace Tree mission is to provide peer support, information and education to schools and the community to promote healing and recovery for grieving children, teens and their families who are affected by loss. For more information, visit www.solacetree.org.