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When Grief Gets More Complicated
January 16, 2018
Andrea Warnick, Colleen Mousseau and Liana Lowenstein – January 16, 2018
This workshop will focus on how to support some of the harder-to-serve populations of grieving children and youth including those with learning disabilities, those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those who have experienced a death through homicide or suicide. The concept of “Complicated Grief” will be touched on, and ways of identifying when a child may be experiencing Childhood Traumatic Grief (CTG) will be highlighted. Please note that while this workshop will be trauma-informed, the emphasis will be on recognizing, not treating, children and youth who are experiencing CTG. Clinical examples, practical tools and resources will be shared through small and large group discussion with the aim of enhancing participant’s confidence in their ability to provide grief support in clinically challenging situations.
You will learn:
- Support strategies for some of the harder-to-serve populations of grieving children and youth such as those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning disability, and/or grief related to homicide and suicide
- Ways of identifying Childhood Traumatic Grief (CTG)
- Literary, web, and local community supports available to support these populations of grieving children and youth