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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Duane T. Bowers, is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Reiki Master in private practice. His work includes working with individuals and groups. He teaches workshops, seminars, and courses nationally and internationally, and through a variety of media. He is author of “Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief” and “A Child is Missing: Providing Support for Families of Missing Children” Duane Bowers ranks among the very few professionals globally who specialize in working with and providing support for families of missing children and missing adults.

Prince Albert Victims’ Services – October 4 & 5, 2018 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

I have been given the opportunity to speak to 40-50 front line service providers about grief, trauma, ambiguous loss and secondary trauma.

Family Advocacy Outreach Network Training – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – October 12-14, 2018 – Alexandria, VA

This training allows the Family Advocacy Division of NCMEC to train mental health professionals from around the country on working with issues of missing and exploited children. Once trained, these professionals become part of a network that can be called upon when an event occurs in their area. I am fortunate to be part of this training once again.

Team HOPE of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – New Volunteer Training – October 26-29 2018 – Alexandria, VA

For 15 years I have been very fortunate to provide training to parents of missing and exploited children on how to provide telephone support to other parents of missing and exploited children. This work is so very rewarding.

Mental Health Roundtable – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – November 16 – 18, 2018 – Alexandria, VA

I am fortunate to be one of the facilitators for this round table where mental health professionals will share ideas for appropriate interventions for adult who were
victims of child sexual exploitation. How do you support folks who know that explicit pictures of themselves as children are still on the internet and may show up at any time?

Moosomin First Nation School – December 4, 2018 – Moosomin First Nation Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada

I have been invited back a third time to this reserve, and this time I will co-present with Elder Harry Francis . We will be discussing the topics of grief, holiday grief, and understanding the effects of addictions on individuals and families as a result of intergenerational trauma.

White Buffalo Youth Lodge – January 21 – 22, 2019 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

It is a privilege for me to work with this agency which is providing so many beneficial programs. I will be presenting to the staff about trauma informed care, intergenerational trauma, ambiguous loss and self-care. Elder Harry Francis will be joining me in these presentations.

Montgomery County Child Welfare Services – January 31, 2019 – Rockville, MD

I’m returning to present a third time to this hard working and under recognized agency. This time I am presenting to folks in the Foster Care and In-home Assessment departments. We will discuss trauma informed care, trauma and child development, and self-care.

WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY, Day Long Grief Retreat – February 2, 2019 (snow date February 9, 2019) – Falls Church, VA

We present these day-long grief retreats bi-annually, and each one is unique and different as are the participants. We spend the day discussing healthy grieving from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.

Second Annual Home Care Nurses Conference – Continuing Education and Development College of Nursing University of Saskatchewan – February 6 & 7, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

It’s an honor to have been asked back to speak again at this conference. The topics of discussion will include Trauma Informed Care, Grief and Self-Care.

Saskatoon YWCA – March 28 & 29, 2019 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.

For the second consecutive year Saskatoon YWCA has invited me to present on trauma informed care, grief, intergenerational trauma, and self-care for their case workers and service providers.