OverviewThe aim of this course is to improve understanding and develop practical strategies to help support children and young people who experience significant losses in their lives.
Who is Helping children and young people deal with bereavement, separation and loss aimed at?All those working with children suffering loss
Course Length1 day
Participants will be offered the opportunity to:
• understand more about the issues surrounding losses and responses to loss experienced by children, including bereavement, separation, divorce and illness
• be familiar with attitudes towards death and loss along with the difference between grief and depression
• understand the ethnic, religious and cultural considerations in bereavement and loss
• understand the role of rights and rituals
• be able to apply a range of practical support systems to children and families dealing with loss
• understand how to apply an effective approach to working with children and families where loss has occurred
• recognise how child development affects children’s views of bereavement and loss
• work confidently with bereaved families where children are involved
• identify the range of support available to bereaved children and families
• understand the importance of working within an anti discriminatory way when engaging children, young people and their families.