Cruse: Loss and Bereavement in Children and Young People

12 June 2024 4:00pm–6:30pm

This workshop is for UNISON members who work with children and young people who want to build greater awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief. This course can inform how they respond to bereaved children and young people, whether they are pupils, students, or friends and family. Learn about use of appropriate language and dealing with anger and distress.

Consider this:

  • A parent of children under 18 dies every 22 minutes in the UK; around 23,600 a year. This equates to around 111 children being bereaved of a parent every day.
  • 1 in 29 5-16 year olds has been bereaved of a parent or sibling – that’s a child in every average class.

By the end of this 2½ hour workshop, the participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of grief
  • Have been introduced to some modern models which help explain how people react to grief and loss
  • Be able identify common grief responses
  • Be able to assess an individual’s needs and start to provide effective support
  • Be aware of complicated grief
  • Understand the importance and value of self-care.

This session is running on Wednesday 12th June, 16.00pm – 18:30pm

Please complete and submit the form below to apply for a place on this workshop. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Cruse: Loss and Bereavement in Children and Young People 12 h June

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