Helping Individuals with Down Syndrome Cope with Grief
July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
If you love someone with Down syndrome, you have probably wondered how to talk with them about difficult topics like death. You may even think that it’s wrong to talk about death and other sad things with your loved one. In this presentation, you’ll learn from a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in helping clients with Down syndrome why it’s actually better to talk openly and honestly with your loved one about death and other difficult topics. You’ll leave today’s workshop with scripts and visual aids to help you have these difficult but necessary conversations.
For 10 years, Rose Reif supported people with Down syndrome as a Case Manager. In that time, she became frustrated by the lack of mental health services for adults with IDD, and decided to do something about it. So Rose earned a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Medical School at UNC-Chapel Hill, and then formed a private practice in Cary, North Carolina. In the eight years since, Rose has served clients with IDD and their parents throughout North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. You can learn more about Rose at rosereif.com.