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Social Worker Receives Advanced Bereavement Training

CAROL STREAM, Ill., August 13, 2009 — Leigh Kramer, LCSW, of Wheaton, recently attended "Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training" at the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo. This course is one of five required to earn the Death and Grief Studies certificate accredited through Colorado State University. Kramer is presently a hospice social worker and a child and teen bereavement counselor at CNS Home Health & Hospice in Carol Stream.

Taught by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., a noted author, educator and grief counselor, the course was held at the Center for Loss and Life Transition, founded in 1983. The Center for Loss and Life Transition is a private organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of grief.

Kramer earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Augustana College and a Master of Arts in social work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She is currently working toward a certification in thanatology, the study of death and dying, with a specialty in bereavement.

In her free time, Kramer volunteers for Living Stones, a Sunday school program for children for special needs, at Harvest Bible Church.

ABOUT CNS HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE

An affiliate of Central DuPage Hospital

Since 1958, CNS Home Health & Hospice has been a nonprofit home health agency serving DuPage County and surrounding communities by providing skilled medical and psychiatric nursing; physical, occupation and speech therapies; social services, private duty and pharmacy and infusion care; and hospice/palliative care and bereavement services.

CNS offers medical social workers, home health aides, dieticians, phlebotomy services, caregiver services, wellness programs and home medical equipment. In 2006, it added Telehealth Home Monitoring to its suite of services.

A group of more than 150 volunteers also provides support to hospice families and homebound seniors by completing home visits, errands, clerical work and other tasks. For more information, please call CNS Home Health & Hospice at (630) 933-7329/TTY 630-933-4833 or visit www.cnshomehealth.org.