CEU Opportunities

About Cornerstone’s Education Programs

For the last 18 years, Cornerstone of Hope has provided excellent clinical services and programs to bereaved children, teens, and adults. In addition, we have led the way in providing training on all aspects of grief and loss to community agencies, businesses, universities, hospitals, and churches. This page contains educational programs for 2020. Please browse our offerings, and then register for these upcoming programs using any of the register now buttons below. Programs are held at Cornerstone of Hope, located at 5905 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio 44131, unless otherwise noted. Click here to join our monthly email list so you can stay up to date with our announcements, upcoming trainings and reminders.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may attend? Continuing education programs are open to any community professional including, but not limited to, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, Funeral Directors, School Staff, AND Church Leaders.
  • What credits are available? Most programs have been approved by the Counselor and Social Worker Board through provider number #RCS070701. The Nursing Board accepts continuing education hours approved by any other credentialing agency. Please call 216.524.4673 to see if Funeral Director credits are available for the program.
  • What is your late or cancellation policy? Please arrive on time for all scheduled workshops. If you arrive late to a workshop you will not receive a certificate. Partial credit will not be given. In order to receive a CEU certificate, you must be present for the entire workshop. Refunds are available if you cancel in advance of 48 hours prior to the program. Please note that any program with less than 4 people registered will be cancelled 48 hours prior to the program date. All participants who have signed up will be notified by phone, and will be issued a refund.
  • What payment types are accepted? Pre-payment is required in advance for all programs. You may pay via credit card during online registration.

Upon registering and payment for CEU programs, registrants will receive an email verifying submission and registration.  If you do not receive an email, your registration is not complete.


Cornerstone of Hope Bereavement Training Institute 2020 Courses

Evening Education Series

These evening programs allow you to learn new techniques to improve your everyday practice.

Forgiveness: Personal and Professional Dimensions for Caregivers | The ability to move on is critical in the recovery or spiritual growth process. Once you fully understand the benefits of, and challenges to, forgiveness, you will be equipped with proven, effective techniques that are vital in the process. You will familiarize yourself with recent research that challenges conventional views and points to new methodologies and creative techniques that transcend traditional approaches.
Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 5pm-7pm
CEU : 2 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors & Nurses
Cost: $40, Dinner included
Presenter: Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min.


Children’s Grief Awareness Day Workshop

Explore Dollar Store Interventions 
November 19, 2020
Time: 3:30PM – 5PM
Location: Cornerstone of Hope, Independence
Cost: Free, Registration Still Required
CEU: 1 CEU available for Social Workers, Counselors, & Nurses

Description: This program will consist of new clinical interventions based on products purchased at your local dollar store! With a bit of ingenuity and creativity, it does not have to cost much for clinicians to add to their clinical tool belt. Come have fun with us, satisfy your sweet tooth and leave with new interventions for your work with grieving children and adults.
Register   RSVP by Monday, November 16, 2020 

View Children’s Grief Awareness Flyer Here


Half-Day Programs

Joining us for these half-day programs will allow for an in-depth discussion of the featured topic. Program includes breakfast.

Please check back soon for 2021 continuing education opportunities.


Grief Group Facilitation Training 

Cornerstone of Hope’s Grief Group Facilitation Training provides the necessary knowledge and skills that will allow you to conduct grief support groups at Cornerstone of Hope, as a member of our PRN Staff. Grief Group Facilitation Training is open to licensed professional interested in facilitating support groups at Cornerstone of Hope. This course is designed to be educational and interactive, with opportunities to explore personal loss histories, and is facilitated by licensed professionals. Training is offered two times per year and CEU’s are available. Attendees must attend all 3 training sessions.

Spring 2021 Training
March 16th, 17th, and 23rd from 6:00 – 8:30 each evening, dinner is provided


Busch Funeral & Crematory Services Partner Programs

Offered as a partnership between Cornerstone of Hope, Busch Funeral & Crematory Services & Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation.

Please check back soon for 2021 dates.


View 2020 Course Catalog Here