The Steps of Grieving: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Arthur Pepper, a recent widower, finds a charm bracelet that leads him on an adventure of self-discovery and awakening. The grieving process can take one on a journey to acceptance and new possibilities. Join us and Amanda Jernigan for a discussion on Arthur’s steps of grieving in the book, “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper”.
Pennsylvania native, Amanda Jernigan has held many roles in the social work field since 1999. She relocated and lived in upstate New York for 10 years, and moved to Central Pennsylvania in 2009. Amanda worked with Otsego County Children and Youth alongside local law enforcement agencies to investigate child sexual abuse cases. She holds a certification as a forensic interviewer from the New York State Police and has testified in Court against alleged sexual predators. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Amanda held the role of inpatient psychiatric adolescent social worker until the hospital closed their mental health units. She then worked as a social worker in a K-12 School in upstate New York. Upon her return to Pennsylvania, Amanda worked at Mazzitti and Sullivan Counseling Services and now Gaudenzia, Inc. as an Outpatient Clinical Director. She also teaches classes, such as those on Addiction, Prevention, Adolescent Development and At-Risk Youth, Adolescent and Child Development, at Penn State Harrisburg. Amanda has spoken at many conferences, such as Temple Addictions Conference, The Hershey Medical Center Social Work Series, the Lancaster County DUI Conference, the Lancaster County Court Wide Conference, and the Breakers National Addiction Conference. She has also done EAP trainings throughout Dauphin and Cumberland County.
Sunday, March 21 at 2 PM
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