Develop confidence and understanding with new skills and resources to appropriately support bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities.

Learning outcomes

  • gain an understanding of the perception of death for a child or a young person with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • gain an understanding of theories of loss and mourning in relation to children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • develop greater confidence in providing support and communication about death with children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • identify the importance of, and gain skills in, helping children with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders find ways to express themselves and their feelings
  • identify an awareness of our own needs as professional carers and explore ways to support ourselves, and our colleagues
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources available.

Who should attend?

For all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.

“A really good day that alleviated fears and provided me with a greater understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorder”. Counsellor and delegate.

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