Helping Children Deal With Grief Online Text-based Course (3 CE)

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Children grieve in uniquely different ways compared to adults and unprocessed childhood grief can negatively shape psychological development. Childhood grief can be delayed, surfacing during episodes of change, or during the identity struggles of adolescence. This course presents common symptoms of children's grief and ways for therapists to assess it based upon their age and developmental stage. It also describes the impact of different kinds of grief, such as grief induced by the death of a family member or traumatic grief and helping caregivers manage memorial services and the care of the child. Typical tasks and interventions for working with children's grief are described, making note of different cultural expressions to which a therapist may have to adjust.

Author: Jazmin Zane, M.S.W., LCSW

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and assess for grief in children in general and according to development.
  2. Discuss the impact of different types of grief and modes of intervention.
  3. Develop goals and treatment plans suited to the child's situation and culture.
  4. Provide parents and/or caregivers with support and tools for helping the child grieve


Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can¬†fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.