Attachment, Loss & Separation

Course Outline

Delegates attending this course will develop an understanding of children and young people’s responses to loss and bereavement and to understand how these impact on child development and foster families. Training will provide practical strategies to deal with children and young people’s responses to significant losses in their lives and be more confident and competent to support children, young people and their (foster) families as they adjust to loss and bereavement.

Who is the course aimed at?

This workshop is aimed at all professionals who require training in this field

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

– Recognise the range of losses that children and young people may experience, including bereavement, separation, divorce and illness

– Recognise the natural processes of grieving and different responses to loss

– Recognise how child development affects children’s and young people’s views of, and responses to, loss and bereavement

– Be familiar with current models of childhood bereavement support and how to apply them in practice

– Be familiar with a range of support available to bereaved children and young people and their carers

– Understand the importance of self care, personal and peer support, supervision


“A very difficult topic, but presented well and professionally” – Deputy Manager, Denbighshire


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