The Board

Suicide Bereavement Support is comprised of a board of directors, people in the community who have either lost someone to suicide or are invested in helping support those who have.

 

Joan Hoff

Board President

Joan Hoff has worked for The Dougy Center, National Center for Grieving Children and Families since 1992. She coordinates peer support grief groups for children and families including groups for children who are bereaved from a Suicide Death, Violent Death, Parent, and Sibling deaths. She has over 40 years of experience in working with children and families and has served on a variety of local and national boards including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Survivor Council, Suicide Bereavement Support Group and the Willamette Falls Hospice Board of Directors. She helped to develop and is a National trainer for the AFSP Support Group for Children and Teens. She is a member of NOVA, National Office for Victims Assistance, American Association for Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and National Alliance for Grieving Children. She conducts training nationally and internationally on issues related to program development; the impact of suicide, trauma and violent death on children, teens and their families; crisis response; and grief and loss issues for children and teens. Personally she has experienced the suicide death of her husband and is passionate about suicide prevention and postvention.

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