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March

Supporting children and young people coping with bereavement, grief and loss

To gain an understanding of the process of grieving.

Workshop objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the process of grieving
  • To understand the nature of the grief cycle
  • To clarify the stages of grief and developmental levels in children and young people
  • To understand how to support young people when they return to school from a bereavement/loss
  • To gain further knowledge of how to work with individuals and groups
  • To clarify do’s and don’ts
  • To understand how to set up whole school systems and support groups.

Workshop content

This practical one-day workshop will support participants in understanding how children grieve from an early age, and how the support they receive at these times will help them to learn how to manage and deal with losses that they will experience throughout their lives in three key areas as follows:

  1. Understanding - this includes understanding the nature of death and the fact that it is permanent; the grief process, life cycles; and the feelings and behaviours we may have as a result of the death of a loved one and how to manage these using support systems; and developing stress and anger management skills
  2. Remembering - this includes a range of activities such as journaling; making memory books and mobiles; writing letters; recalling good and sad times; special times collage, memory chains and candles
  3. Celebrating - this includes designing memorial gardens, the balloon ceremony, portraits, poems and pictures

Target Audience

Teachers, SENCOs, TAs, learning mentors and those who support the wellbeing of children and young people in the home or community context.

Presented by Dr Tina Rae.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.


How to book

Please book using CPD Online

Starts

9:30am

Ends

3:30pm


Venue

Midas, Meadowfield School


Address

Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NL

Cost

£80 per delegate


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