2G: Helping Children through Grief and Anticipatory Loss

Jenny Simmonds, MEd, TF-CBT

Children are so often the forgotten mourners following the devastating loss of a loved one. There are many factors that influence the grieving process for children. Learn how children grieve differently from adults depending on their developmental and chronological age. Gain hands-on tools and activities to work with kids both anticipating a loss and post-death of a loved one.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Understand typical grief reactions in children based on one’s chronological age and developmental stage
  • Learn hands-on tools to best to support grieving children, teens and families.