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Who should attend?

All those whose work involves interaction with parents and families experiencing the death of a child.

25 January 2022: 09.30 - 12.30

16 February 2022: 14.00 - 17.00

16 March 2022: 09.00 - 12.00

This 3-hour interactive online workshop will explore the impact of the death of a child on a family and build confidence and skills in communicating with and supporting families bereaved of a child.

Learning Outcomes

You will:

  • explore the impact on the family unit when a child dies
  • recognise physical and emotional reactions to grief
  • be aware of the incidence of child death and what research tells us about its impact
  • gain understanding of what parents may need when faced with the death of their child and increased confidence in offering support appropriate to their needs
  • explore the considerations around communicating with a dying child
  • relate theories of grief to the experiences of the bereaved parents you encounter
  • develop your self-awareness in relation to loss, grief and bereavement and the impact of a child’s death on you as a professional
  • consider ways to support yourself and your colleagues
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources



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

For further information please email the Training Department or call us on 01494 568925.

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If you are interested in attending this type of training but can’t attend these sessions, we can we keep in touch with you, just by email, to give you updates about our upcoming training, special events and conferences. If you wish to receive these please sign-up online.