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This course will guide you in how to prepare and support children for a death in the family. Communicating and supporting children when a family member has a life-limiting condition can help with the bereavement process. In this session we look at pre-bereavement and the various factors which will impact on children at different ages.

12 March 2024: 10am - 1pm

9 May 2024: 2pm - 5pm

6 August 2024: 10am - 1pm

15 October 2024: 2pm - 5pm

Who should attend?

Suitable for all professionals working with, children and young people where a family member is dying, in particular those working in palliative care such as hospices, and also those in the education sector, charity sector and social services. 

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • To gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by children and young people when a close family member is dying
  • To feel more confident in support the emotional needs of children
  • To understand how grief theories can support you with planning valuable activities and conversations with children
  • To become familiar with a range of resources
  • To develop an awareness of the challenges of the work and the importance of looking after yourselves

Cost: £45

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.

For further information please email: [email protected] or call 01494 568908.

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