Companions on a Journey | Caring for Grieving Children & Teens

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“A child old enough to love is old enough to grieve.”

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No matter how young or how old we are, anyone who loses someone feels the loss. Our abilities to understand and express our feelings vary, but they still exist.

Because children and teen grief can often look different than an adult’s grief, it’s all too easy to brush off their losses and proclaim ‘Children are so resilient!’ However, research reveals that grief can disrupt a child’s sleeping and eating patterns; their ability to concentrate; form healthy thought patterns; express emotions; and continue to develop attachments to others. Left unaddressed, this can lead to risky behaviors, anxiety, drops in grades, depression, self-isolation, overwhelming fears, and other traumatic grief reactions (The National Traumatic Stress Network).

This free webinar will equip you to come alongside children and teens in their grief and make sense out of the senseless.

We will explore:

· Grief and Developmental Stages

· How to Discuss a Death with Children and Teens

· Identifying Traumatic Grief Reactions

· Helpful Coping Tools and Resources

· Creating a Grief-Sensitive Environment for Children/Teens

· Balancing Your Own Grief While Caring for Children/Teens

This remote event is open to any adult who would like to better understand and support a grieving child in their life - parents, grandparents, guardians, school staff, and other adult family members. As this event is virtual, please consider sharing with friends, family, and colleagues who may benefit from learning more about supporting and caring for grieving children.

*The webinar will be recorded and shared if you register and are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

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