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David Opalewski

Featured on Woman to Woman on May 23, 2009.

Dave Opalewski is president of Grief Recovery Inc. in Saginaw, Michigan. Certified as a Death and Dying and Suicide Prevention instructor for Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, he also works as a support group facilitator and child trauma specialist. He has worked for three years as an aftercare consultant in a funeral home and regularly deals with families of the deceased. He has pioneered the Saginaw County Aftercare Adult Support Group.

Opalewski is the author of Confronting Death in the School Family, Answering the Cry for Help, Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Grief Issues, and Understanding and Addressing Children's Grief Issues. He is published by The National Center for Youth Issues and has placed articles in various professional journals.

A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, Opalewski also conducts professional development training seminars for school districts throughout the country. He is currently a full-time instructor for Central Michigan University in the Teacher Education and Professional Development Department.

To read a sample of Opalewski's work, click here.


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