Childhood Grief: Interventions for Working with Bereaved Children and Adolescents – Erica Sirrine
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- Over 25 therapeutic tools and interventions to help children and adolescents mourn
- Multiple demonstrations, experimental exercises, and case studies will be covered
- Curriculum for bereavement support group for children & adolescents
This workshop artfully blends theory with practice so that even the most seasoned practitioner will leave feeling refreshed and better equipped to treat bereaved children and adolescents.
Join Dr. Sirrine as she will be presenting on case examples from her years of experience with bereaved children and adolescents. She will provide new information about continuing attachment bonds to the deceased, one of the latest constructs of study among bereaved youth. While tailored toward clients in mourning, you will find many of the intervention strategies transferrable to other presenting problems among youth such as divorce, anxiety and depression.
Through a combination of demonstrations and experiential activities, you will leave this workshop with over 25 concrete intervention techniques that will forever change your clinical practice with bereaved youth. Passionate about her clinical work with children, Dr. Sirrine brings a “tool-kit” of her favorite therapeutic games and strategies so you can easily develop your own following the training. Watch this seminar and become better equip to intervene with children, adolescents, and families experiencing illness or death. Dr. Sirrine’s enthusiasm and presentation style make this workshop one you will draw upon for many years in practice!
- Demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate grief reactions throughout childhood and adolescence.
- Identify the components of understanding death.
- Discuss effective strategies of intervening with bereaved children, adolescents and families.
- Identify support group topics and activities for bereaved children and adolescents.
- Explain memorialization activities to assist children and adolescents in processing feelings of grief and bereavement.
- Appraise the benefits of designing grief interventions using modalities such as the arts and play.
- Six Common Questions Following a Death
- Four Components of Understanding Death
- Distinctions among Adult and Youth Bereavement
CHILDHOOD ANTICIPATORY GRIEF
- Normalizing the Dying Process and Grief Experience
- Intervention Techniques for Funeral Ritual Preparation
- Intervention Techniques for Returning
- Children to School After a Death
- Depression and Bereavement: A Distinction
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Proposed Criteria- Persistent Complex
- Bereavement Disorder
ATTACHMENT AND CHILDHOOD GRIEF
- Significance of Pre-Death Relationship to the Deceased
- Assessment of Continuing Bonds Following Death
- Common Expressions of Continuing Bonds to the Deceased
ASSESSMENT OF CHILDHOOD BEREAVEMENT
- Options for Assessing and Counseling Youth at School
- Strategies for Rapport Building
- Grief Symptomatology with Case Examples from Infancy-Age 18
- Signs of Concern/Red Flags
25+ THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES AND INTERVENTIONS FOR CLINICIANS
- Games and Play
- Art and Illustration
- Poetry, Writing and Music
- Memorialization Rituals – Holidays and Significant Dates
- Grief Camps
- Family Camps
- Pamper Days
- Holiday Gatherings
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
- Parent/Caregiver Involvement
- Curriculum and session topics for a 6 week support group
- Facilitator Activities and Techniques
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