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A creative guide to supporting children who have special educational needs or disabilities who have encountered loss grief or bereavement.

Why get creative? We often find it difficult to talk to young people about grief and loss and even more so with children who have special education needs or disabilities. In this 3-hour interactive course we explore the importance and value of being creative when communicating about death and loss.  We also look at ways to develop the infrastructure to support young people who have special educational needs and the professionals who work with them.

The first session for this new course is being charged at a reduced cost, kindly sponsored by GSK.

26 September 2022: 14.00 - 17.00 

Who should attend?

All those whose work brings them into contact with young people who have special educational needs and in particular those working in the education sector. Please note this is separate to our Creative ways of working with children course.

Learning outcomes

We will cover:

  • Creative communication approaches (for sharing the news of a death and talking about what has happened etc).
  • Creative and holistic activities and resources.
  • How to provide comfort and support.
  • Developing an understanding of death, bereavement, loss and grief.

The curriculum

  • The demands of supporting bereaved and grieving children.

Self-care

  • The demands of supporting bereaved and grieving children.

Cost: £25

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 us on 01494 568925.

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