What Is Ted E. Bear Hollow?

Since 2001, Ted E. Bear Hollow has been a welcoming, safe place where grieving children, teens, and adults find hope. Research indicates that unresolved grief correlates to issues such as poor school performance and emotional and behavioral concerns, whereas healthy coping leads to long-term success for the child, the family, and the community. As the region’s cornerstone for bereavement support, Ted E. Bear Hollow provides free peer support programs as well as training, education, and consultation throughout Nebraska and Iowa. Ted E. Bear Hollow relies on charitable contributions, special event income, and volunteerism to support its free programs.

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Marv JohnsonRemembering Co-Founder, Marv Johnson

S. Marvin Johnson, DMin, died March 28, 2014, after a long battle with esophageal cancer.  He was eighty-two years old. In 1977 he and his wife Joy, founded the Centering Corporation, North America’s oldest and largest bereavement resource center.

This has been released in blog format intentionally. If you knew Marv, Joy or the family, feel free to leave a message or comment. Ted E. Bear Hollow will make sure the family receives your messages.

1st Annual Grief Awareness Conference: Call for Papers

1st Annual Grief Awareness ConferenceJoin Ted E. Bear Hollow and keynote presenter, Illene Noppe Cupit, on November 21st for a day of learning and discussion as we consider the impact of social media and electronics on child and adolescent grief.  Additional breakout workshops  through the remainder of the day will address a variety of topics to enhance grief support across the life spectrum.

Each breakout session is 90 minutes in length. Do you have a topic you would like to present on?
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