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When grief gets more complicated 

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This webinar will focus on how to support some of the populations of grieving children and youth who may experience additional barriers to a healthy grief process. Strategies for supporting children who have experienced death by suicide, homicide and substance use will be shared. The concept of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) will be touched on, and ways of identifying when a child may be experiencing signs of trauma will be highlighted.

Please note: While this training will be trauma-informed, the emphasis will be on recognizing, not treating, children and youth who have signs of trauma.

Clinical examples, practical tools and resources will be shared through small and large group discussion with the aim of enhancing participants’ confidence in their ability to provide grief support in clinically challenging situations.

Participants of this webinar will explore:

  • Support strategies and resources for supporting children who are grieving a death by suicide, homicide or substance use
  • Ways of identifying signs of trauma in children who are grieving
  • Literary, web, and local community supports available to support these populations of grieving children and youth

This webinar is part of the Children’s grief and bereavement certificate program. Participants may register for any of the certificate program’s individual webinars as a stand-alone training.