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Grief & Loss In Schools within the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic - 1.5 hours (remote training)

Event code SCH 20/654 
Event description In any class of twenty children and young people there will be five or six who are dealing with some aspect of death, grief or loss. This could be further complicated during the current Covid-19 pandemic with the range of losses children and young people may be experiencing. For some children bereavement affects concentration, attendance and attainment, the effects of which can occasionally be long-term.

This training focuses on developing the psychological understanding of how children/young people understand grief and loss, including during the current Covid-19 pandemic. We will consider vulnerable groups, as well as the concept of resilience and how we can promote this during this challenging time. Approaches to supporting children experiencing grief and loss will also be discussed and you will be guided to relevant resources and sources of support.

This course is aimed at those working directly with children coping with grief and loss in schools (teachers, teaching assistants, SENCo's, pastoral support workers, wellbeing leads, etc).

The course is delivered remotely over 1.5 hours, and also involves a small amount of pre-course thinking.

You will be sent an invite to the remote training (a 'Microsoft Teams' invite), this will include instructions regarding how to join the training, as well as the pre-course activity details 
Training objectives • Raise awareness of the needs of pupils dealing with grief, loss & bereavement in the current Covid-19 context
• Introduce different models of grief and loss
• Think about how schools can support children experiencing grief or loss
• Consider vulnerable groups, risk groups and protective factors for promoting resilience
• Explore resources that may be useful when supporting children who have experienced grief or loss
• Consider other sources of support that may be appropriate for children experiencing grief or loss 
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Subject areas Education Psychology
Target audience
Deputy Head / Governor / Headteacher / Key Stage Co-ordinators / Leadership Team / SEN Co-ordinator / Teachers / Teaching Assistant
target audience
Qualification level
Microsoft Teams, use own computer, XXXX XXX map
Training Provider CYPE - EPA - EP (Educational Psychology)
Admin contact Jane Austin (
Lucy Browne
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
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Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information Free to all delegates
Start date Tuesday 22 September 2020
Times 09:30-11:00
Number of sessions 1