Balancing Joy and Sorrow: Supporting Children who are Grieving a Death. The death of a significant person represents one of the most powerful disruptions in all aspects of a child’s emotional existence. However when provided with caring and informed support by the adults around them children can still thrive in life. This workshop will identify common barriers to supporting children and youth who are grieving, as well as practical strategies that can be used to help them integrate the reality of the death into their lives in a healthy way. Rituals to help continue the connection with the person who died will also be explored. The session will include stories and important messages from children, youth, and their families that illustrate “best practice” guidelines for supporting the well-being of children and youth who are grieving.
For professionals as well as adults who are interested in learning how to support grieving children.
Tickets are $20.00. Please register here.