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Corey’s Networks G.R.I.E.F To Relief Seminar

The seminar aims to present and demystify the individuals and entities one might interact with following a homicide. We believe that being informed is empowering, and our sessions are designed to help you regain control.

The seminars cover a different topic in each session. Attendance is not mandatory, and you can attend the sessions that interest you.

  • Week 1 – G is getting to know the services in the Metro KC area.
    • Introduce common terminology.
    • Your rights as a surviving victim of homicide.
    • What to do when you face the unexpected.
    • Coping mechanisms.
    • Corey’s Network History.
    • Introduce other groups in the metro that are available to help you.
    • As our guests, we have representatives from a group to explain their program and give contact info.

  • Week 2 – R is for Reporters
    • Media representatives will be our guests to talk about their objectives and give out contact info.
    • We will outline your rights as a victim when talking to reporters.
    • Tips for how to get on TV and what to do when you give an interview to maximize your time.
    • Media representatives will give you more tips and answer questions.

  • Week 3 – I is for Investigation
    • As our guests, we have detectives, advocates, and law enforcement representatives.
    • They will answer questions and give you contact info.
    • They will explain investigation procedures.
    • They will explain what makes a suspect eligible to be arrested.
    • We will also discuss your rights as a victim.
    • Tips on the best way to communicate with your detective.
    • Tips on how you can help the investigation.

  • Week 4 – E is for Enforcement
    • As our guest, we have prosecutors, advocates, and probation/parole representatives.
    • They will answer questions and give their contact info.
    • They will tell you the best way to communicate with them.
    • We will review the common terms used in court and their definitions.
    • We will discuss how a case moves from arrest to court.
    • We will discuss what happens in the different court proceedings.
    • We talk about your rights in court.
    • Sentencing and plea bargaining will be discussed.

  • Week 5 – F is for Forward or Moving Forward
    • We discuss moving forward from the worst experience of your life.
    • We will discuss what changes you can make to move forward.
    • As our guest, we have grief counselors who will give you their contact info in case you need a counselor.

If you’ve ever considered attending our workshop and wonder if it’s for you, see some of the comments below from some of the people who attended:

“I think the workshop has not only helped me find a way to try to cope with the murder of my brother and finance. But helped bring me to people who have suffered the same loss and gave me a support system. Cory’s network has been there for vigils and the toughest times. It’s not just a group it’s like a family and I appreciate you guys 100%”

“I find the workshop to be informative helpful and comforting. I know it’s designed to be an educational workshop as opposed to a support group. However, I find that it’s also a reassurance that I’m not alone in my loss. It pretty much answers all questions I have or have had regarding coping with and dealing with my son’s murder. The presentation is excellent and shows the knowledge, wisdom, passion, and empathy Bob and Shelley have on this topic. I strongly recommend this for those who, like me, are unfortunate enough to be homicide survivors.”

“Corey’s network workshops have helped me deal with how to learn to “walk again” in this new journey of life. Their support and understanding play a huge part in why I’m still here fighting and finding my new purpose in life. Thank you Corey’s Network!! I’m forever grateful”

“Going to Corey’s Network has allowed me to not feel so alienated, to know I’m not alone. This situation is something nobody ever dreams of and you quickly realize the average person does not know how to react to you, comfort you and at some times even be around you because of the tragedy you’ve experienced. CN allows me to talk to others who DO understand what I’m going through.”

“It was informative and I learned more about the legal system and what my rights are.”

The seminars are held on a bi-weekly basis on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Mattie Rhodes Center. They are located at 148 N Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123. For those who cannot attend the in-person meeting a live Zoom session is available.

If you are interested in attending or have questions, send an email to coreysnetwork@gmail.com or inbox us on Facebook. We will answer your question and add you to our Facebook Messenger Chat. We use the chat to announce the schedule, and the guest for the week, and to post the Zoom link.

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