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Speaking Engagements

Murder Survivor’s Handbook Author
Connie Saindon to Speak at
POMC Conference,
NCVC Training Institute

Connie Saindon, author, award-winning Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-life Stories, Tips & Resources SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Connie Saindon, author of the awarding-winning Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources, will make presentations at the annual conferences of Parents of Murdered Children, July 31-August 1, and the National Center for Victims of Crime, September 9.

Parents of Murdered Children

Saindon will make two presentations at the POMC annual conference in Las Vegas, NV, July 30-August 1, 2015:

  • "Grief and Resiliency," Friday, July 31, 1:45-3:15
  • "Dealing with the Media," Saturday, August 1, 1:45-3:15

Her presentations will drawn on information, tips, and resources contained in her book.

POMC provides the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution.

National Center for Victims of Crime, National Training Institute, Sept. 9-11, 2015

Saindon will speak at the NCVC conference on September 9 in Anaheim, CA. Her presentation is titled "Expanding Resources for Those Who Live and Work with Families Traumatized by Homicide."

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.
Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-life Stories, Tips & Resources
Saindon’s professional as well as personal experience have given her a unique perspective that few others have. Her younger sister, Tiny, was murdered, and Connie is the founder of the Survivors of Violent Loss Program in San Diego. She is a nationally recognized specialist in violent death bereavement.

Murder Survivor’s Handbook provides information, resources, and strategies for learning to live with the aftermath of a homicide, including safety issues, dealing with the criminal justice system, addressing the news media, and coping with traumatic grief, while preserving the memory of a loved one.

The book includes contributions from survivors — the co-victims of murder — who describe their own experiences and, through their tips and suggestions, lend a helping hand to those who follow in their footsteps.

In April, the book received a prestigious Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin book awards competition sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

The has been endorsed by a number of mental health and criminal justice professionals, as well as survivors, nationwide.

It is distributed by Ingram and may be purchased at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble online, and through traditional retail outlets.

Saindon also is the author of The Journey: Learning to Live with Violent Death, and a contributing author of Violent Death, Resilience and Intervention Beyond the Crises.

The second edition of The Journey: Learning to Live with Violent Death will be released by Wigeon Publishing later this year.

For more information, contact:

Larry Edwards

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