Understanding Grief in Children
When a loved one or community member dies, adults and caregivers often feel great concern for children impacted by the loss. Though supporting bereaved children is a top priority for parents, caregivers, teachers, and clinicians, they often struggle to know what to do or say. In this webinar, we will provide participants with the tools, resources, and foundational knowledge necessary for supporting bereaved children and adolescents.
Specifically, in this webinar you will learn about:
- Grief and developmental age
- Guidelines for talking to children about death and grief
- Creating a community of support
- Recommended tools and resources
- Creative remembrance activities
Hello, we are Litsa and Eleanor, the co-founders of the website, What's Your Grief. Thank you for joining our online learning community. We hope some of what you find here will help you understand grief an grief coping a little bit better.
We are what we like to refer to as 'grief friends.' We both have backgrounds in mental health and plenty of experience working in the field of grief and bereavement. But what we ultimately bonded over was our shared experience of losing a parent to cancer in early adulthood. All our webinars and online courses are based on the ideas and information we've found most helpful in our personal grief, and in our daily work with grieving people.
We teach all our webinars and courses, so we should probably tell you, we prefer to talk about grief and loss in realistic and regular ways. If you're looking for transformative butterflies and sympathetic head tilts, I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place. Sometimes we're serious, and sometimes we joke, sometimes we're matter of fact, and sometimes we're philosophical. No matter what, though, we believe your experience with grief should always be recognized and respected, not patronized.