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Supporting Children Experiencing Grief and Loss (2 half-day sessions)

Event code SCH 22/166 
Event description In any class of twenty children/young people there will be five or six who are dealing with some aspect of death, grief or loss. Failure to recognise and deal with emotional needs can lead to poor academic performance or challenging behaviour and make effective teaching more difficult. For some children bereavement affects concentration, attendance and attainment, and these effects are not always short term(Akerman and Statham 2014).

While many incidents affect individual children and families, some incidents affect and disrupt the normal running of the school. Such incidents can include the death of a member of the school community or a traumatic incident within school affecting staff or pupils. In an average year Kent Educational Psychology Service supports around 20-30 separate ‘crisis’ incidents.

The training event is structured over two half-days with a reflective activity between the sessions. The course content will focus on theoretical models, children's understanding of death and loss and ideas for supporting those experiencing bereavement. Sessions will also include opportunities for activities and discussion. The training is suitable for those working directly with children and young people (teachers, TAs/LSAs, SENCo's, FLOs, Pastoral Support staff, ELSAs etc).

The price of this training event is £60.

This session will run as an interactive Microsoft Teams session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access Microsoft Teams. 
Training objectives To develop knowledge of grief and loss and how to support children and young people, within the current Covid pandemic as follows:

- Raise awareness of the needs of pupils dealing with grief, loss and bereavement
- Introduce different models of grief and loss
- Think about how schools can support children experiencing grief or loss
- 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
- Reflect on and develop school-based plans for supporting those experiencing loss and bereavement. 
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Subject areas Education Psychology / Equality and Inclusion / Teaching and Learning
Target audience
Deputy Head / Early Career Teacher / Governor / Headteacher / Key Stage Co-ordinators / Leadership Team / SEN Co-ordinator / Teachers / Teaching Assistant
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Qualification level
Microsoft Teams, use own computer, XXXX XXX map
Training Provider CYPE - EPA - EP (Educational Psychology)
Admin contact Joanne Clay (
Lucy Browne / Rachel McKeating
Part of SLA? No
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Number of credits 0
Funding information £60.00 per delegate.
Start date Tuesday 1 March 2022
Times 09:30-12:30
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.