CBC Training Institute

As the community resource for loss of life and bereavement support, the CBC developed the CBC Training Institute to provide customized education and consultation services for professionals at hospitals, hospices, healthcare agencies, and schools that result in enhanced staff skills and resources, and better services to their patient populations, students, and communities served. 

Grief and Bereavement issues are two-fold, affecting both the professionals who provide care and the patient families they serve.   Hospital and agency based professionals must be aware of the impact that grief has on their patients, patient families, and themselves.  Stress resulting from Grief and Bereavement issues may be addressed through skill development and knowledge building, as well as development of resources and support services for those in need.  The CBC is able to design training programs, and loss protocols, that enhance the continuum of care and help to address the needs of medical professionals, interns, clinicians, educators, staff, and the families they serve.

Training Opportunities

The CBC Training Institute provides a variety of services and trainings for professionals/organizations helping bereaved families.  The following are just a few of the topics available through our trainings:

  • Basic principles for responding to children/families dealing with loss (Communication/support)
  • Continuum of Care Issues Bridging Palliative issues, Preparation for loss, After Loss Care, and Referral Resources
  • Developmental Issues and Bereavement (Child vs. Adult Grief Response)
  • Family System Changes (Post Loss)
  • Do’s and Don’ts for professionals
  • Staff Care Issues (Vicarious trauma and Caregiver burnout)
  • Administrative Issues (Loss Protocol Development for organizations/institutions)

Format: Full Day or Half Day Training Available

Potential for regularly scheduled trainings (repeated for large staff groups or scheduled on rotation), follow-up, and development of referral protocols 

The schedule for available trainings is as follows (fees available upon request):

  • Full Day (9:00am-4:30pm)

(Includes Training by 2 CBC Bereavement Specialists & 1hr.pre-training needs assessment conducted with key personnel to customize training content)

  • Half day (9:00am-12:30pm)
  • Telephone Consultation (1hr. min.)
  • On-site Consultation Hourly (2hr. min.)
  • Community Seminars  – Individual fee schedules

          o   CEU Credits may be available upon request for an additional (at cost) fee

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CBC trainings focus on individual/staff ability to identify ways to support those who have experienced loss.  Upon the completion of these trainings you and your organization’s staff will be better equipped to handle the grief and bereavement needs of your clients/families.  Those participating in training will become more able to identify their own grief responses and to explore how bereavement care is impacted by professional boundaries. Provision of these trainings will result in enhanced skills and resources, which in turn provide better and richer services to the population and communities you serve.

We look forward to speaking with you soon so that we can schedule for this training, and hope that we can collaborate in your efforts to provide for our community.

CBC Site Replication

The Children's Bereavement Center is expanding to better serve children and families of other communities. We are hoping to spread the "Healthful Grieving Model" and our Peer Support Programs to additional areas and believe our model can become the best practices standard in bereavement support throughout the nation. If you are interested in partnering with the CBC to bring a center to your area please contact us at 305.668.4902.

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