Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 15 is Awareness Day

Arizona MISS Families are gathering at the Phoenix Angel of Hope to light 

candles at 7 pm in memory of our children. If you would like to attend, please 

bring your own candle. Also if you'd like, bring a white flower to leave at the 

base of the Angel as is tradition. For more information and rules at the Angel of 

Hope please visit their website:

Below are pictures of Webmaster Speaking at last weeks MISS Foundation World Conference

Webmaster Michael Sansone and My Dear Friend MISS Foundation Founder Joanne Cacciatore, PhD, LMSW, FT

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore is the founder of the MISS Foundation and she is currently a professor at Arizona State University. Her area of expertise is traumatic death, specifically child death, and she is an acclaimed public speaker on this topic.
Dr. Cacciatore also specializes in counseling those affected by traumatic death and she is a Diplomate in the American Psychotherapy Association.  Her therapeutic interventions include Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Logotherapy, and various other therapies, such as Repeated Exposure Therapy, to manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

As an advocate of “green” mental health care after a traumatic experience, she is a member of the American Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the National Center for Crisis Management. She spearheaded and directs the graduate Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement program at ASU. 

Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as The Lancet, Birth, Death Studies, Omega Journal of Death and Dying, Social Work, Social Work and Healthcare, and Families in Society.  
Dr. Cacciatore received her Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Masters degree and Bachelor's degree in psychology from Arizona State University.  

Her work has been featured in major media sources such as People and Newsweek magazines, the New York Times, Boston Globe, CNN, National Public Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. 

She received the prestigious Hon Kachina Award in 2007. 


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