Gain understanding of how the traumatic nature of a death may impact grief and learn how therapeutic opportunities can clear the way for the grieving process.


To develop a greater understanding of how traumatic experiences affect children and families with particular reference to the impact on grieving, and to understand how therapy and other therapeutic opportunities can help to alleviate traumatic distress. This workshop has been developed with help from David Trickey Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Anna Freud Centre in London and Cambridge Clinical Psychology Services.

Learning outcomes

  • gain an understanding of what constitutes a traumatic event and how it impacts upon people
  • gain an understanding of how the traumatic nature of death may impede grief
  • gain an understanding of how therapy and therapeutic opportunities can diminish the traumatic effects, clearing the path for the grieving process
  • recognise the role of the family and other adults around children in assisting them to “process” their traumatic experiences
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources available.

Who should attend?

Suitable for all those whose work involves supporting those traumatically bereaved.

“The course has helped me feel much more confident in my knowledge and on dealing with trauma.” Course delegate

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