Good Grief: Interventions for Supporting Bereaved Children and Adolescents
Length: 1.0 CEUs
human service workers
Training Format: Video-based
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Erica Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW
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A child's cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and psychosocial functioning is greatly impacted by the illness or death of a loved one. This workshop explores examples of developmentally appropriate grief reactions, clinical interventions, memorialization techniques, and methods for explaining sensitive topics such as suicide and remarriage following the death of a parent.
Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Identify developmentally appropriate grief reactions throughout childhood and adolescence
2. Demonstrate effective methods of intervening with bereaved children, adolescents, and families
3. Identify memorialization and support group activities to be utilized with bereaved children and adolescents
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Erica is a licensed clinical social worker who recently completed her PhD in Social Work. Her dissertation research focused on bereaved adolescents and families. Erica has over eleven years of clinical experience working in the field of death and dying and she is the former manager of The Bethany Center of Good Shepherd Hospice, where she provided individual and support group therapy to bereaved children, adolescents, and adults.
NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.
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