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Online courses 

Welcome to our online courses on helping school personnel and therapists support grieving children. Our comprehensive courses provide valuable insights and practical strategies for supporting children through the grieving process. In addition to the course materials, we offer journals and other resources to aid in the healing journey. Join us today to become more grief-informed and make a positive impact in the lives of grieving children.

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Center for Informed Grief's Educational Courses transcends theory, focusing on practical skills and techniques that can be immediately applied. From understanding the profound impacts of grief on academic performance, behavior, social interactions, physical health, and emotional well-being to implementing effective interventions, our courses empower you with the confidence to meet the unique needs of grieving children.

Journey Through Childhood Loss:
Empowering Therapists in Child and Adolescent Grief Support

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Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast current grief theories, focusing on their relevance and effectiveness in working with children and teens.

  • Assess and identify the unique manifestations of grief in children and adolescents using age-appropriate assessment tools.

  • Design and implement creative therapeutic activities that are effective in engaging grieving children and teens, promoting the expression and processing of grief.

  • Incorporate a comprehensive range of resources into their practice, including literature, activities, and community supports, to offer a multi-faceted and effective approach to supporting grieving children and teens.

  • Create and implement individualized bereavement plans for children, considering their unique circumstances and needs.

Journey Through Childhood Loss is a 2-hour training (2CEs) designed to build confidence in supporting grieving children and adolescents.

 

This self-paced training is designed to equip you with practical and effective strategies for supporting young clients through grief. Delve into the latest grief theories and their application in therapy sessions with children and teens. Gain essential skills for assessing grief at different developmental stages and discover creative therapeutic activities that encourage the expression and processing of grief.

 

An integral feature of the training is the use of case studies. These provide practical examples of grief's varied forms and effective interventions, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

 

This training will guide you in incorporating a range of resources into your practice, including bibliotherapy and interventions, along with strategies for creating individualized bereavement plans tailored to each child's unique needs.

 

Join us to enhance your capabilities and confidence in providing empathetic and effective support to grieving children and adolescents.

 

Detailed handout included.

2 CES Available for Self-Paced Course through EngagedMinds Continuing Education, Formerly Erena DiGonis, LCSW, PLLC

Creative Interventions for Grieving Clients

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Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the therapeutic benefits of creative interventions in the grief process.

  • Create innovative strategies for integrating creative interventions into grief counseling practices, considering emerging research and best practices.

  • Apply knowledge of creative interventions to design comprehensive treatment plans for grieving clients.

  • Critically evaluate the ethical considerations involved in using creative interventions in working with grieving clients.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of creative interventions in promoting emotional expression and healing for grieving clients.

  • Apply writing, journaling, poetry, and visual arts exercises tailored to meet the needs of grieving clients.

Discover the transformative power of creative interventions in working with grieving clients. In this training, you'll explore innovative strategies for integrating art therapy, music therapy, writing, journaling, and poetry into your practice. Learn to design comprehensive treatment plans, evaluate effectiveness, and navigate ethical considerations. Through interactive exercises and case studies, discover their effectiveness in promoting emotional expression and healing for grieving clients. Acquire practical skills in applying tailored exercises to support clients on their grief journey.

Detailed handout included.

2 CES Available for Self-Paced Course through EngagedMinds Continuing Education, Formerly Erena DiGonis, LCSW, PLLC

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