Dear Friends and Families,

Enclosed is the information about the very successful year the Survivors of Violent Loss has had. Our work has extended to as far away as Thailand this year. There have been many who you know have cared about what happens to those who lose a loved one in an unnatural way.

Happiest of Holidays,
Connie Saindon

Survivors of Violent Loss Program 2008 Accomplishments

SVLP has had a banner year, despite a shoe-string budget

and heavy reliance on volunteer time!

Served over 200 families and caregivers

Held a Ten Year Anniversary Celebration sponsored by The San Felipe Humanitarian Foundation

Conducted a Two day Training, Violent Death Bereavement: Interventions for an Emerging Field with Ted Rynearson, MD at University of California San Diego Medical Center

·Published The Ten Year Anniversary Photo log of the Survivors of Violent Loss Program, Special Edition by C. Saindon (available)

Provided in service training on The San Diego Survivors of Violent Loss Program for over 30 mental health staff members at Balboa Naval Hospital

15 people and agencies attended the River of Remembrance

Over 50 people and agencies attended the Candle Vigil activities during Crime Victims Week

Provided training for Hmong in Thailand

Published The Journey Workbook and CD: an Individual Adult Survivors Workbook by C. Saindon (available)

Received Determination Letter for Nonprofit 501(c)3 status (June 30, 2008

Presented at Two Day Seattle Conference: Restorative Retelling: Creative Revisions, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Launched Online Course: PTSD and Violent Death Bereavement at University of California San Diego. Students have taken the course for general interest earning 9 CEU units

Compiled pre and post screening data covering ten years work on over 200 clients

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