Supporting Grieving Children

An estimated 1 in 14, or 5.2 million, children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. And yet many school counselors, parents, caregivers, social workers, and therapists struggle trying to understand how grief manifests in children and how best to support them. This workshop provides a foundation childhood bereavement and tools for supporting grieving children. It will provide a framework for grief and developmental age, guidelines for talking to children about death and grief, tools and creative activities for helping kids with grief emot...Read moreions, and activities for remembrance and continuing bonds. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Identify expected grief response of children at each age/developmental stage, while considering the need for flexibility in applying these expectations.
  • Assess the unique needs of grieving children, with focus on how clinicians can meet these needs directly, as well as how they can assist caregivers, teachers, mentors, and other adults to create a community of support for grieving children.
  • Apply interventions for children who are grieving in normal and non-problem ways, as well as identify appropriate resources, referrals, and interventions for children who need more intensive grief support.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021


01:00 PM EDT - 04:15 PM EDT

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$30.00 - $50.00
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About the speakers


1:00-1:15 Introduction, data review, and defining grief

                     Doka and the introduction of the grief beyond bereavement loss.

                     CBEM data on national childhood bereavement

1:15-1:45 Research on Children's Grief and Children's Grief Support

                • Literature review

                • Parent and caregiver of grieving children survey

     1:45-2:15 Cognitive development: grief and developmental stages

                • Age review based on cognitive, social, and moral development

                • Modeling, Social Learning Theory, And Practical Considerations    

2:15-2:30 Grief and magical thinking in children

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:15 Re-grief and continuing bonds theory

                • Understanding regrief in children

                • Framework for continuing bonds

3:15-4:00 Activities and tools

                • Emotions

                • Remembrance and continuing bonds   

4:00-4:15 Community resources, referrals, and close. 

CE Information - Earn 3 CE Hours

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
CE Learning Systems (d/b/a, is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0008
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.
Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
CE-Go, a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#6460). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

CE Process Info

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. After the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

Complete evaluation forms for the event

Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at