Supporting Grieving Children: A Primer for Professionals
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...
- 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, November 14, 2023
01:00 PM EST - 04:15 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speakers
Litsa Williams MA, LCSW-C
Eleanor Haley, MS
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
2:45-3:15 Re-grief and continuing bonds theory
• Understanding regrief in children
• Framework for continuing bonds
3:15-4:00 Activities and tools
• Remembrance and continuing bonds
4:00-4:15 Community resources, referrals, and close.
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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