Creating a Sharing Place: Grief Support Both In and Out of the Hospital

Child life specialists use their knowledge of human development, medical understanding, skills in validation, and creativity to assist in increasing the child’s understanding of death and providing memory making opportunities in the hospital setting. These skills can also be applied in grief groups outside of the hospital with children who have a need for longer processing of the grief. By creating opportunities to work with children and families on grief, child life specialists further develop their skills in working with patients and families experiencing loss and cultivate new opportunities to utilize their child life training and skill set. During this webinar, attendees will learn more about grief groups from the perspective of child life specialists who work both within and outside the hospital. Attendees will gain knowledge about how to create and sustain grief groups and the benefits they can offer to children and families. 

After this webinar, participants will have:

  1. tools for beginning conversations on death and dying that take into account the child’s development and the personal beliefs of the family
  2. a familiarity with the differences between a child’s immediate understanding of death and the later processing of grief
  3. an understanding of why continued psychosocial support and normalization are important for grief processing
  4. a model for grief groups in the hospital setting
  5. a model for offering offsite grief support for children, adolescents, and parents
  6. tips on how to build and sustain grief groups

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Creating a Sharing Place: Grief Support Both In and Out of the Hospital - Certificate
1.50 PDU credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDU credits  |  Certificate available