San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
To develop a greater understanding of how traumatic experiences affect children and families with particular reference to the impact on grieving, and to understand how therapy and other therapeutic opportunities can help to alleviate traumatic distress.
This workshop has been developed with help from David Trickey Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Anna Freud Centre in London and Cambridge Clinical Psychology Services.
- to gain an understanding of what constitutes a "traumatic event" and how it impacts upon people
- to gain an understanding of how the traumatic nature of death may impede grief
- to gain an understanding of how therapy and therapeutic opportunities can diminish the traumatic effects, clearing the path for the grieving process
- to recognise the role of the family and other adults around children in assisting them to "process" their traumatic experiences
- to gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources available
When & Where
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK is the UK’s leading charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Currently the charity trains around 5,000 professionals each year across health care, social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. It also provides a national support and information service, award-winning resources, an interactive website with an online forum for bereaved families, and Buckinghamshire-based family bereavement support.