After the Loss: Supporting Children and Families Following a Death

Program Overview:

This presentation of “After the Loss: Supporting Children and Families Following a Death” will focus on the developmental impact of a death experience, manifestations of grief, neurobiological effects of grief, standards of care, and factors relevant to working with bereft children, adults and families.  Medical Professionals, Clinicians, Mental health professionals and others working with grieving children/families will benefit from the content and skill development offered through this seminar.  Educational information will be provided about bereavement in children/families, as well as tools and resources available for helping those experiencing loss, including the professionals themselves.  Content will be provided in a lecture based format with opportunity for experiential activity, questions and discussion from attendees.


Proposed Audience:

  • Hospital and Healthcare Professionals
    • Physicians (Pediatricians, Oncology, Emergency, Hospitalists, PCP, etc.)
    • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
    • Hospice professionals
    • Social Workers, Child-life Specialists, Case managers
  • Mental Health Providers
    • ​​​​​​​Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists (LMFT, LMFT, LCSW)
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