A service organization dedicated to those journeying through life losses, providing education and resources to professionals and laypersons as they offer support and understanding to those seeking peace and acceptance in their lives.


The Stephan Center
PO Box 77813, Corona CA 92877
Phone: 951.340.1075
Email

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Director's Message Welcome to our website. We sincerely hope that you will find the information and resources that will support you and those for whom you care as you journey through the life losses you are experiencing.
We have developed this site as a "one stop" entry of information and resources in the area of life losses and grief for both Professionals and lay persons. We know from personal experience how difficult it is to find appropriate information or resource. This is especially true when you are deeply involved in the grieving process.

Visit our "Article" page for a new feature article: Nine “Guide Points” to Enjoying the “Golden Years” regarding the way we all can enhance our lives and support other seniors in our families and communities. Prior feature articles are archived and may be downloaded for sharing.

Please know that we are here because we understand and care
Victoria Stephan



Welcome to our website


We all experience a variety of life losses which include separation from the important people, places, items or events unique in our life. Our website is designed to help you.
*Need to know more about life losses for various ages; go to the "Life losses" page. There you will find specific information for children, teens and adults/seniors.
* Need resources for a specific type of loss?-visit our "Resource" page with many references.
*Struggling with any of the following losses; Widowhood, Divorce, Childhood illness, incarceration, children grieving? Our "Article" page has special articles designed to address
unique types of losses with helpful information and healing support.
* Professional, Lay Ministry and Fatherhood Involvement development is available through our programs outlined on the "Program" page
* Learn more about our agency by visiting "Our Team" and "About Us" pages

WHAT ARE LIFE LOSSES?

Small life losses might include:           Major life losses might include:
... a change in plans                              ... a divorce
... a frustration                                     ... a move to a different city or location
... a misplaced item                               ... the death of a person or pet
... a forgotten activity or event            ... a severe illness
... a disappointment                              ... a catastrophic event
... a violent experience

Hear Fr. Mike Manning and Ms. Stephen
discuss the scope of life losses




WHAT'S NEW / CURRENT EVENTS



FREE CLASSES:
For professional working in the Foster System in Riverside California
(Foster parents, Social Workers, Counselors, Educators, CASA Volunteers, Etc)
(Prof Development hours provided)

Interested in providing Foster care for Teen parents and their babies?
Enroll in SB500 classes now! Register for classes by calling: 951-222-8198
Must attend all 6 classes to receive your certification. SOCIAL WORKERS WELCOME!!

Thurs. Oct. 26-9Topic: Whole Family Fostering 1 (SB500) DPSS Moreno Valley
Thurs. Oct. 96-9Topic: Whole Family Fostering 2 (SB500) DPSS Moreno Valley
Thurs. Oct. 166-9Topic: Whole Family Fostering 3 (SB500) DPSS Moreno Valley
Thurs. Oct. 236-9Topic: Whole Family Fostering 4 (SB500) DPSS Moreno Valley
Thurs. Oct. 306-9Topic: Whole Family Fostering 5 (SB500) DPSS Moreno Valley
Thurs. Nov. 66-9Topic: Whole Family Fostering 6 (SB500) DPSS Moreno Valley



Save the Date
Mark your Calendars

Nov. 7, 20148:30-3:30 Fourth Conference for Faith Leaders: The Many Faces of CompassionRegistration begins September 22, 2014

We are pleased to have Richard Borgman as the Conference Keynote Speaker
Known as the "mercy man", Richard was a former Protestant evangelical pastor and Missionary who experienced a dramatic conversion! Come learn about compassion from this amazing man who answered God’s call to serve in Africa, Europe and now the USA.

For more information see the Flier (Flier click here)

Featured Article
Nine “Guide Points” to Enjoying the “Golden Years”

One of the interesting complexities of human beings is our struggle with our age.
When we are young we are always trying to be “Older” yet when we are considered “Older”
we work very hard trying to be or stay “Young”. “Aging” seems to have become a “bad word” even though we begin... (Read More)


PROGRAMS & SERVICES WE OFFER REGULARLY


NEW Video Discussion Series "Fathers Speaking Out" is HERE!!

FATHERS SPEAKING OUT VIDEOS are ready for purchase. Obtain this unique interactive video discussion program for your SCHOOL, HEAD START, CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, FAITH ORGANIZATION, DAD'S CLUB, PRISON MINISTRY, PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS, FOSTER PARENT TRAINING, ETC

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   -Professional's Life Loss Workshop Series includes individual workshops or conference
                                 format:

                                       - Life Loss and Impact on Behavior
                                       - Coping with Grief During the Holidays
                                       - Coping with Life Losses as Part of Deployment
                                       - Raising Children with Special Needs
                                       - Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents
                                       - Life Losses experienced by children in the Foster system
                                       - Understanding Anger in relation to Life Losses
                                       - Childhood and Parental Illness


   -Consolation Ministry Development for Churches/Faith-Based
                                  Organizations in the three interconnecting ministries

                                       - Ministry to the Sick
                                       - Bereavement Ministry
                                       - After Care Ministry

Our trainers provide clear and effective guidance to help you understand the basics of life losses and their impact on children and adults, and give you tools that you can use in your organization to assist the healing process.
The training is appropriate for individuals and groups, and includes materials and handouts that you can use when working with people undergoing the transitions created from life losses, grief, and coping.
All trainings and conferences offered in English and Spanish.




"In Memoriam": The Stephan Center is dedicated to the memory of Jeanette and Charles Stephan;
John, Timothy and Mary Ann Stephan.

We also wish to remember the following loved ones honored by their families and friends with a donation to The Stephan Center

Molly Bernard
Ross Carlton
Ed Glass
Ed Hatton
Debbie Lione
Margery Lione

May we all find peace and comfort in the special memories we hold in our hearts
and the knowledge that love never ends.


To arrange services or become a collaborative partner, contact The Stephan Center at (951) 340-1075 or send an e-mail to thestephancenter@juno.com.

The Stephan Center
PO Box 77813, Corona CA 92877
Phone: 951.340.1075
Email
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