Grieving Children: What Do They Need?

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Instructor: Laura Hinds MSW, LCSW
3/19/16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Act 48 & PQAS credits available - Course Fee - $14

From an adult’s perspective, children respond to grief in puzzling and odd ways. This workshop explores how developmental levels, adult support, and culture impact how children respond to loss. We will also discuss ways we can help children to successfully process their emotions and minimize the negative impact of the loss on functioning and learning.

 By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how children understand loss
  • Discuss the variables that impact how a child perceives death: developmental level, adult support, cultural interpretation
  • Identify strategies and methods to support discussion of loss that are supportive, non-shaming, and developmentally appropriate

Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program

Registration is open to all, and is done online through the You will need to create a login through PaKeys to register.

Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990

For the full 2015-2016 Health Federation Keystone Stars course catalog click here - Early Childhood Education Course Catalog


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