Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people

Event Details

21 June 2018
Event Region:
North West
Contact Name: Jack Kushner, Victim Support Events and Marketing Officer
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Led by a variety of academics and expert practitioners, this essential seminar provides a practical overview of best practice in supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.
Offering an excellent professional development opportunity to all school teachers and support staff, healthcare workers and counsellors, this event provides expert guidance on how to help children cope and recover from the shocking impact of a sudden bereavement, and offer a great chance for professionals to develop their skills and knowledge. 
Practitioners and academics specialising in sudden bereavement will discuss:

  • Symptoms and emotions that children and young people who have been suddenly bereaved may experience
  • Insights into methods that practitioners can use to best support suddenly bereaved children
  • A discussion of the ways in which children and young people comprehend and understand grief
  • Sign-posting to a range of services, resources and organisations that are available for practitioners working with bereaved children and young people

Confirmed speakers for these seminars include:

  • Sue McDermott, Non-Executive Director, Rainbows Bereavement Support Great Britain
  • Callie Harrop, Bereavement Practitioner and Lisa Kelley, Winston's Wish
  • Shirley Potts, North Development Lead, Child Bereavement UK

This event would not be possible without the kind support of Slater and Gordon Lawyers.


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