A sudden and traumatic death in your school community – let’s talk about itMarch 6, 2018 9:30 am 06/03/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
A sudden or traumatic death within the school community can leave staff and pupils shocked and overwhelmed. This conference is designed to help equip education professionals with key support skills and improve confidence when responding to bereavement.
- Young people’s mental health and academic resilience
Judy Furnivall, Consultant CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
- Supporting pupils following a sudden and traumatic death
Shirley Potts, North Development Lead, Child Bereavement UK
- A traumatic death: the response of the school community – a teacher’s perspective
Helen Quinn, Teacher, St Francis Xavier’s Primary School
- A bereavement programme for schools
Dr Sally Paul, Lecturer of Social Work, University of Strathclyde
- Reacting to a sudden and traumatic death – a parent’s perspective
- Sudden and traumatic death – a young person’s perspective
Workshop choices include:
- Workshop 1 – Creative activities for bereaved children and young people
An opportunity to consider the use of creative activities to engage young people following a bereavement.
- Workshop 2 – Responding to a death within the school community – how a bereavement policy can help
An opportunity to develop and enhance a bereavement policy within your school.
- Workshop 3 – Children’s fears in a daunting world
This workshop will consider the Child Bereavement UK response in empowering practitioners to understand and support the young people in their care.
- Workshop 4 – Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorders through bereavement
Understanding death and bereavement on the autistic spectrum.
- Workshop 5 – Considering the impact on staff after a death in the school community
A reflective session to consider ways to support yourself and your peers following a bereavement in your school community.
- Workshop 6 – Suicide within the school community
Practical support and guidance to help schools prepare for and recover from a suspected or attempted suicide.
*programme correct at the time of publication and is subject to change
Who should attend?
This conference is designed specifically for professionals working directly in schools and within the education sector as a whole, and is an opportunity to learn directly from bereaved young people and from professionals.
Apex City Quay Hotel
1 West Victoria Dock Road
Tickets are just £45 per delegate. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.
We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through the CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund Grant.
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For further information, please email the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.
“The conference was expertly planned and executed. The speakers were all excellent, offering a real variety of expertise and perspectives; a perfect blend of the personal, the professional, the anecdotal and the experiential.” 2017 delegate
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