Schools and Bereavement


3 hours
12 Jul, 2019
2pm-5pm (Registration from 1.30pm)
All prices include VAT MORE INFO
St Christopher's Hospice, London
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This half day workshop will look at the effects of bereavement on children and young people and how this may impact on their life in school. The workshop will also explore ways in which schools can effectively support grieving children and manage their distress.

We hope that you will finish the training feeling more confident about how to support children and young people in your setting; that you will be more able to assess when a child or young person needs to be referred on to a specialist service; and that you will be encouraged to directly work with children and young people facing bereavement.

  • What will I learn?

    By the end of this workshop you will have:

    • An understanding of the different ways bereavement may impact on families, schools and pupils
    • An understanding of the grief process in children and young people
    • An understanding of what bereaved children and young people need
    • An understanding of how schools can manage a sudden death in the school
    • Some ideas of how schools can help bereaved children and young people.
  • Who is it for?

    This workshop is for school-based staff whose work brings them into contact with bereaved children, as well as specialist palliative and end of life care practitioners.

  • Course tutors

    Judy Debenham, Candle Project Worker, St Christopher’s
    Judy originally trained as a teacher and has worked in several secondary schools as well as in the Education Welfare Service and in Adult Education in London. She is a qualified and accredited counsellor with BACP and a qualified supervisor. She has worked as a counsellor in both primary and secondary schools, in a University Counselling Service and for a local adult bereavement agency. She joined the Candle Project team in January 2008.

    Jo Sharp, Candle Child Bereavement Service Worker, St Christopher’s
    Jo is a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor who has worked extensively with children in both primary and secondary schools within south London and Croydon. She also has a background in Family Support and holds a certificate in Parent/Child Therapy. Jo joined the Candle team in September 2015 and offers bereavement support to children and young people and their families, in the South East of London.

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