Day 2 Morning Keynote Panel: Connections of Hope


Gina Kaulukukui; Carla Sawyer; Lupe Aguilar; Chandler Westphal; Darcy Massey; Nova Torrez; Dani Blain; Andi DiMeo


The LOSS Team responds anytime there is a traumatic loss in our community. It is sometimes a brief encounter to ensure that the survivors have resources. Other times, the relationship continues. This panel will have an in-depth look at how the connections are formed between the responder and survivor and how that relationship can lead to the survivor giving back to the community.

Learning Objectives

  1. The learner will be able to identify the ongoing communication between the responder and survivor.
  2. The learner will be able to identify the different experiences of traumatic loss.
  3. The learner will gain knowledge of the lessons from the survivor regarding the loss response.
  4. Describe the theraputic benefits of postvention support.


  1. Provide a brief introduction and tell us about your experience with loss.
  2. What is one thing that you felt was really helpful in working through your grief?
  3. What has been the most challenging part of this journey?
  4. For some of you the loss was very public, can you share any positive or negative effects on your grief?
  5. If you could give others who have experienced loss one piece of advice to help them through their journey, what would it be?