Members of Adam's Place and two UNLV Nursing professors stand next to Adam's Place stand up sign

UNLV Nursing Lecturer Minnie Wood and Professor in Residence Paul Thomas Clements stand among staff of Adam's Place

Jan. 18, 2022

January 18, 2022 (Las Vegas): Beginning January 2022, the Las Vegas based nonprofit, Adam’s Place is partnering with UNLV School of Nursing to conduct a series of virtual support groups for adults coping with grief. Sessions will take place on the third Thursday of every month. Join us this Thursday for our first virtual support group for adults. Register here:

Scheduled monthly topics are as follow:

  • January 20th: Rethinking New Year's Resolutions
  • February 17th: When a piece of your heart is missing on Valentine's Day
  • March 17th: Warmer Weather and Warmer Memories (Spring is approaching!)
  • April 21st: Growing in our Grief Process: When Seeds become Blooms
  • May 19th: The Garden of Grief: What's in your Toolbox?
  • June 16th: Summertime is here! Is it OK to take a vacation from grief?

The support groups will be moderated by Dr. Paul Thomas Clements and Dr. Theresa Fay-Hillier. As veteran grief and bereavement therapists, the pair has worked for over 2 decades with families experiencing all kinds of losses. For the upcoming virtual support
sessions, Dr. Clements and Dr. Fay-Hillier will help adults navigate through issues commonly encountered in the path of ongoing reinvestment in daily life while grieving. The support groups will be conducted via zoom every third Thursday of the month from 6pm -
7pm. Again participants must register online For general questions, comments or concerns please email


Adam’s Place, a local non-profit, was founded in 2009 to fill a gap in community services for children, teens, and families coping with loss. Adam’s Place has provided services for over 2000 local children since its inception. Programs include: Junior Camp Cope, Adult Parenting Skills Programs, In-School Camp Cope Programs, Music U Mentors, Quarterly Healthy Coping Workshops, Quarterly Family Connections Events, Spring Well Corporate Training, Guest Speakers and On-Site Support Group Facilitation and Training.


Paul Thomas Clements is a professor in residence at UNLV School of Nursing. He has worked with grieving families for over twenty years, including the impact that grief has on the mind, body, and on the patterns and behaviors of daily life. His previous research and practice have involved working with families navigating the aftermath of grief and trauma related to losses due to physical illness, sudden and unexpected death, as well as bereavement related to traumatic losses such as motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and homicide. Dr. Clements is a firm believer that it is possible to reinvest into a productive and healthy daily lifestyle - even during the journey of grieving.


Dr. Theresa Fay-Hillier is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University. She earned her Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Drexel University's School of Public Health and her Master's Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.


(Information taken from original press release from Adam's Place)

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