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Supporting Children & Youth through Grief & Loss
Organizer: Community Education Service at Alberta Health ServicesCost: FREE!
TIME: Monday, December 13, 2021 1:00-3:00 pm (MST)
EXPERTS: Allison Salazar MA School Counsellor & Stephanie Sands BSc. Psychology
To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers.
There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighbourhood or losing a prized possession. The pandemic has added even more reasons, with children grieving the loss of normalcy and a sense of safety.
This session is to help adults counter the false idea of “not feeling bad” and to empower children with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss. We will look at guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss and how you can support them through these tough times.
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