Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 may be taken individually.
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All 5 modules are required for certification.
Grief is a confusing and isolating experience for any person, old or young. Children’s grief, however, differs considerably from adult grief, resulting in the needs of grieving children often being overlooked or misunderstood. This can have a profound impact on the social and emotional development of a child. Caregivers, including the most skilled professionals, often feel helpless when supporting children through the death of someone close to them.
The Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement explores the roots of our cultural discomfort with the topic of children and death and exposes common myths and misconceptions. This certificate program equips you with skills to provide evidence-based support to children, youth and families grieving the dying or death of someone they care about. Adults cannot change the reality of a death occurring in a child’s life, but with the right tools they can play a powerful role in shaping the story of the child’s grief experience and therefore help the child thrive in life.
This training is suitable for any professional or volunteer who is in a position to influence the support received by a grieving child. This includes front-line workers and volunteers such as medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers. You are welcome to take any number of modules; however, you are required to take all five modules to obtain the certificate.
1. Supporting Children and Youth Facing the Dying of Someone Close to Them
Andrea Warnick - September 27, 2016
You will learn to:
2. When Death Darkens the Door: Supporting Bereaved Children and Youth
Andrea Warnick and Andrea Kwan - October 18, 2016
3. Supporting Grieving Children and Families Using Mindfulness and Compassion
Andrea Warnick & Andrew Blake - November 15, 2016
4. When Grief Gets More Complicated
Andrea Warnick, Colleen Mousseau and Liana Lowenstein - January 17, 2017
5. Dancing in the Darkness: Creative Approaches to Working with Grieving Children and Youth
Andrea Warnick and Lisa Toye - February 7, 2017
Facilitators: Andrea Warnick RN, MA, Colleen Mousseau M.Ed, Lisa Toye MSW, RSW, Andrew Blake, Liana Lowenstein MSW, RSW, CPT-S and Andrea Kwan MSW, RSW
For information about fees, please click on the "fees" tab at the top of the page.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMEastern Time Zone
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