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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Duane T. Bowers is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Trauma and Wellness Educator, 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.

Caring Hearts – Psychological First Aid: A tool for grocery workers to cope with Covid-19 – May 21 – June 25, 2020 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

I have been given this great opportunity to give back to some of the heroes of the pandemic; grocery workers. This six-part psychoeducational series will present the elements of Psychological First Aid in a practical way to assist grocery workers in coping with life as an essential worker. This will be presented virtually, live each Thursday night, 4:00-5:00 mountain time.

FBI Victim Services Division – Wellness Day – July 1, 2020 (virus permitting) – Washington D.C.

I have been invited to present information on Wellness and Self-Care to Victim Service Providers of the FBI during their Wellness Day activities.

Team HOPE – Webinar Series – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – July 24 – August 21, 2020

I have been so fortunate to provide training each year to members of Team Hope for the past 16 years. Due to Covid 16, this year’s trainings will be virtual and once per week. The topics will include Acceptance, Change and The impact of Covid 19 in searching for a missing child.

Morgan Nick Foundation – Family Gathering – September 19-20, 2020 – University of Central Arkansas, Conway Arkansas

I’m looking forward to returning to work with the Morgan Nick Foundation. The first day I will be working with the families of the missing from Arkansas discussing traumatic response, ambiguous loss and other related topics. The second day I will be working with the MNF staff on wellness and self-care issues.

Washington Regional Transplant Community – Sudden Loss Grief Seminar – September 26, 2020 – Virtual

I am looking forward to presenting this seminar again for WRTC, and for their donor families. This will be the first time we have presented it virtually. We will discuss how sudden loss affects our mind, body and spirit, and what we can do to support a healthy grieving process.

Wellness vs. Self-Care for Judicial Staff – Maryland Courts Judicial Education – October 6, 2020 – Annapolis, MD

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What an amazing opportunity to talk with judges, prosecutors and other judicial staff about the affect their exposure to other people’s trauma  has on them. We will look at how secondary trauma affects the brain and body, and what to do about it. We will also discuss personality types that are drawn to working with exposure to trauma.

Team HOPE – New Volunteer Training -National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Alexandria, VA – April 16-19, 2021

We are planning to meet in person for this training of parents of missing and exploited children. They will be trained to be telephone buddies and support to other parents of missing and exploited children. I have been honored to be part of this training for 17 years.

Team HOPE – Active Volunteer Training -National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Alexandria, VA – August 6-9, 2021

The plan is for these dedicated volunteers to meet in person for this training. It is a time to renew friendships, refresh skills and learn new information to assist in supporting parents of missing and exploited children.