ListeningPeople – An introduction to children, young people & loss

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For professionals working with children and young people

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Our session will be led by Pete English MBACP, a highly regarded trainer in this field. Pete has over 25 years of experience working with young people and counselling in schools – he really does know what it is like to support young people through difficult times. Pete has a wealth of up to date and ‘real life’ examples to draw on from his current experience working with secondary and primary schools, as well as online training of teachers, youth leaders and other professionals working with young people.

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The training session will provide an overview and introduction to the complex topic of how children and young people manage loss. The one and half hour session includes a 30-minute slot for specific questions from participants and it will offer the following learning outcomes:

The one-hour training session provides an introduction to the topic of how children and young people (CYP) manage loss. The session will offer the following learning outcomes:

• An understanding of how the current COVID 19 environment impacts on the grieving experience of CYP and therefore the school environment;

• An exploration of one theory of loss and how it might apply to CYP;

• Participant confidence building to support CYP impacted by loss;

• Introduction to ready to use ideas and tool including our Tough Stuff journal – Someone Has Died (available to purchase in advance from

• A key list of hyperlinks to relevant organisations that can provide you with information, support and resources.

This is an introductory session that gives a very useful overview to a complex subject. However, Pete English can provide more in-depth training for individuals wishing to develop their professional skills in this area and also bespoke packages for whole school training on request.

Additional Training is available on request.

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