Grief & Loss Specialist
" I just completed the Grief and Loss Specialist. What a great course. Just goes to show you no matter how long you have been doing something you can always learn."
-- Tim Miholich, School Counselor/Student Advisor, Westwood High School
Location: Online, Self-paced
Many children will experience the death of a loved one during their formative years. Grief manifests itself in various ways and everyone expresses grief differently. Grief can affect children’s emotions, attitudes, social interactions, sleep, appetite and overall health all of which can impact their ability to succeed in school. Sometimes, entire schools can experience grief as a result of the death of a student or faculty member.
Learn how you can support your students through their grief, and how you as the school counselor can play a crucial role in developing a successful response plan to help your school community cope with the loss and overcome their grief. View the Specialist syllabus.
Upon completion of this training you should be able to:
- Explain ways that students at different development stages understand death and grieve
- Identify ways to support grieving children and adolescents.
- Identify ways to help a student cope with death
- Brainstorm ways to implement a grief support group
- Discuss how the school as a whole can help students through grief
- Develop a school intervention plan for your school community after a death
- Recognize when outside help is needed
- Respect different cultural attitudes toward loss and grief
The Grief and Loss Specialist training is $99 ($249 for nonmembers) and is equal to 5 CEUs/50 Contact Hours. Register now.
Graduate credit is available for an additional fee.
Access to all webinars, journal article, magazine articles and quizzes is included in the registration price. Books must be purchased separately.