Children’s Grief and Bereavement Certificate Program (April 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2022)

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 Children’s grief and bereavement certificate program explores the roots of our cultural discomfort with the topic of children and death and exposes common myths and misconceptions. This program equips participants with the skills to provide 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. However, with the right tools they can play a powerful role in shaping the story of the child’s grief experience and help them thrive in life.

This certificate program is comprised of five individual modules/webinars that may be taken individually as stand-alone trainings.

  • April 28 – Children at the bedside: Preparing children for the death of someone close to them
  • May 5 – When death darkens the door: Supporting bereaved children and youth
  • May 12 – When grief gets more complicated: Supporting harder-to-serve populations
  • May 19 – Using mindfulness and compassion to support grieving children and families
  • May 26 – Dancing in the darkness: Creative approaches to working with grieving children and youth

This training is facilitated by Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, Esther Rhee Carnet, MSW, Tracy Woloshyn, MPS, RP, and Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW. Learn more about this program, the individual modules and full registration details at https://cvent.me/G0a8dV.

Registration fees: $1,200 ($1080 with code CHPCA10). Student and group rates are available.
Contact: mvanrooyen@sickkidscmhlearning.ca or call 416-924-1164, ext. 8707