Support children and young people to manage the change, loss and grief that is an inevitable part of their lives.
Dealing with small and large changes and challenges can be difficult for children. Learn age appropriate art and other creative interventions to help children deal with separation, divorce, death and other significant loss experiences. This workshop is based on the premise that the better children learn to manage and grow through changes, the more resilient they become as they face further changes in their adult life. Children can have a very different concept about loss than adults.
In this one day workshop you will learn how to support children and adolescents integrate and make sense of significant loss experiences, understand the implications of loss experiences, know loss and grief from a child’s developmental perspective and help children to work through age appropriate creative interventions. This workshop draws from the “Seasons for Growth” program which is an Australian grief and loss support program for children and young people.
Identify different responses children and young people have to loss
Describe skills that develop to assist in managing grief reactions
Assess normal age appropriate loss and grief responses
Discuss children’s concepts of death and how this impacts on the grief process
Practice creative interventions and practical strategies to assist children and young people come to terms with their loss to promote healing and growth
All those working with children. Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, bereavement counsellors, teachers, case workers, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. No artistic experience or skill is necessary. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
Beate brings over 30 years of experience of training and social work specialising in grief and loss education/counselling, transition counselling and applied mindfulness. She knows the personal and professional benefits of creative therapy practices that she skilfully shares.
27th June 2020
7th November 2020
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea, Sydney
Free onsite parking and walking distance to Gymea Railway Station.
Regular Price $330
Regular Early Bird $300 (Paid 2 months prior)
Student Price $270
Student Early Bird $250 (Paid 2 months prior)
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