Fostering Children and Youth Through Transition, Grief and Loss: Helping Children With Their Feelings
Grief for children is the disruption of a bond, and in any foster situation, significant bonds have been disrupted or broken. This makes foster children more emotionally vulnerable when other losses occur. A friend may move, a pet dies, or a teacher goes on maternity leave. All these events placed the foster child in a very precarious position. This training will help you to understand that a lot more is on their emotional plate then on other children. You will learn how to address and support the child in a time of transition.
This training will cover:
The stages of grief
A condensed developmental understanding of how children grieve at different ages and understandings.
How to communicate with children
How transition, grief and loss might trigger old feelings for the child and caregiver
Developing a plan and skills to support children in times of transition.