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Grief, Trauma & Loss Webinar

May 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tasks to be Mastered to Facilitate Healing from a History of Grief, Loss and Trauma Part 1 & 2 with Judy Archer, MSW, RSW

Recommended Audience: 

  • Prospective caregivers, adoptive parents, foster parents & professionals

Upon placement, children face two daunting emotional issues: forming an attachment to new caregivers while simultaneously grieving separation, loss and more often than not, reactivation of any trauma from the past. In this webinar, prospective caregivers, adoptive parents, foster parents and the professionals who work work with them will gain important knowledge, skills and insights about the indicators of healing in the child post-placement and what they can do in their respective roles and relationships pre and post-placement to facilitate the healing process.

Goals: To gain knowledge, skills and insights needed to facilitate a child’s healing from grief, loss and trauma

Objectives: By the end of the webinar participants will be able to…

  • Describe the grieving process including the nature, stages and symptoms of grief
  • Identify at least 3 child-specific factors that will influence a child’s reactions to grief and loss
  • Explain at least 5 contributors to unresolved grief and loss in the child post-placement
  • Delineate the 6 variables that set the grieving process for the child-in-care and the child who joins a family through adoption and permanency planning apart from other types of loss
  • Outline the 9 Principles of Practice for parenting or working with the grieving child
  • Define trauma and provide at least 3 examples of the types of traumatic experiences that are common to many children-in-care
  • Elucidate 4 indicators of healing from a history of grief, loss and trauma with explanations of the specific tools, resources and strategies that can be used in their respective roles and relationships with a child to facilitate the child’s mastery of each interrelated task
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific resources relevant to working with children pre- and post-placement

Part 1: Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 7:00PM – 8:30PM | Online Webinar
Part 2: Monday, May 10th, 2021 | 7:00PM – 8:30PM | Online Webinar


May 3, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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