Working with Children Facing Loss and Bereavement


3 hours
26 Sep, 2019
2pm-5pm (Registration from 1.30pm)
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St Christopher's Hospice, London
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This half day workshop aims to give the participants an understanding of the issues for children up to the age of 11 facing bereavement.

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

  • What will I learn?

    Topics will include:

    • Children’s understanding of death
    • How children can be supported during the serious illness of someone close to them
    • Key components of children’s grief and bereavement
    • Enhancing skills and confidence in working with children who are bereaved
    • Resources for working with children facing bereavement (this will also be covered in the course).
  • Who is it for?

    This workshop is for:

    • Those working in bereavement services
    • Health and social care professionals
    • Social workers
    • Mental health workers
    • Hospice staff
    • Educational professionals.
  • Course tutors

    Jenny Baulkwill, Candle Child Bereavement Worker, St Christopher’s Hospice
    Jenny trained as a social worker at the University of Manchester. After seven years of practice in mental health, she moved into palliative care in the 1990s. She worked for four years at St Christopher’s as a social worker on the wards and in the community. Since 1998 Jenny has been working with bereaved children, young people and their families at the Candle project based at St Christopher’s.

    Julie Shelton, Principal Social Worker, St Christopher’s Hospice
    Julie originally worked as a local authority child protection social worker, as well as a telephone counsellor with the NSPCC. Prior to working at St Christopher’s Julie was a specialist senior paediatric oncology social worker at the Royal Marsden Hospital for nine years. She was involved in developing group work for bereaved parents and their families, as well as training and supervising volunteer befrienders to support bereaved families. Julie led initiatives that supported families going through cancer treatment with their children.

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Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

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