Grief is an inevitable part of life and impacts people across the lifespan, including the most vulnerable. Childhood grief and loss may require special attention because a child’s developmental age can impact their response. Clinical assessment can be most helpful to determine the appropriate level of care.
Supporting children in building or strengthening their emotion regulation capacity can be an important starting place for treatment. Research indicates that expressive arts therapy (such as drawing, writing, journaling) can help address emotional dysregulation during the mourning process.
This goals for this webinar are to:
Provide an overview on how grieving children present
Provide an overview of appropriate clinical assessment
Review ways children and families may cope during the morning process
Attend to children’s emotional dysregulation via expressive arts therapy
Highlight the importance of self-care for those working with grieving children and families