Professional Certificate in Children and Loss
This course seeks to equip practitioners with the necessary skills to understand and support children on their grief journey. When a child experiences loss, either through death or a parental separation, their needs are often misunderstood or overlooked. Because children may express their grief in ways that are different to adults their reactions may go unrecognised.
Aims and objectives
This Professional Certificate in Children and Loss aims to equip professionals who work with children with an informed understanding of bereavement and loss in children and adolescents.
Specific educational objectives
Develop a critical understanding of the theory underpinning childhood loss and bereavement.
Evaluate the different types of loss issues experienced by children at different stages in their development e.g. younger children and adolescents, loss through separation and divorce.
Critically appraise therapeutic interventions including art and clay and group work with children.
Analyse the role of resilience in bereaved children and an ability to incorporate resilience into care plans.
Assess support systems for working with children and loss.
Integrate new knowledge and skill into professional practice.
Exhibit an integrated value-based and evidence-based approach to the support of bereaved children.