Childhood Grief and Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye
Childhood Grief: Too Young to Say Goodbye is Part I of the Young Survivors Traumatic Grief Series.
In the wake of losing a beloved parent or family member, friend or classmate, or school administrator, teacher, or support staff, children may develop more questions than answers as they grow to understand the permanence of death.
A traumatic loss arising from a suicide, homicide, or school violence can evoke a child’s trauma symptoms and feelings of fearfulness, panic, and terror. Throughout this training, participants will discover the power of collaborative support and best practices for talking to children about an unexpected loss.
Additionally, participants will acquire best practices for recognizing and regulating trauma symptoms and triggers and incorporating resilience-building stress management techniques with a grieving child. Moreover, participants will develop strategies for actively listening and validating the child’s experience as well as offering reassurance, validation, and emotional support.
Following, participants will develop an in-depth awareness of suicide prevention techniques: decreasing risk factors, increasing protective factors, promoting positive relationship-building with parents, families, and caregivers, enhancing life skills, and fostering healthy social and emotional school and home environments.
- After this course, participants will be able to use evidence-based strategies for discussing childhood grief, traumatic grief, and trauma loss with grieving children.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize a child’s social and emotional regression, behavioral challenges, and maladaptive cognitions while grieving a loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify best practices for recognizing and regulating trauma symptoms and triggers and incorporating resilience-building stress management techniques with a grieving child.
- After this course, participants will be able to apply comprehensive suicide prevention and crisis intervention techniques to combat risk factors, warning signs and symptoms, and suicide plans and attempts.
$204 – Full Series
$80 – Registration Fee
$60 – Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate
$45 – Veterans Rate/AUSSW Students
Current AUSSW Students Free with Promo Code
Please note: this series can be taken as standalone coursework, or in a trio. A 15% discount will be provided to those that sign up for the series. Upon completion of all three courses, participants will also receive a digital badge, in addition to their CE certificate and CEs.
Please use this registration link to register for all three courses and to receive your discounted rate.
Dr. Tanika Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Contributing Faculty Member, Continuing Education Presenter, and Education Consultant. Dr. Johnson specializes in addiction, trauma, sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, crisis and behavioral health interventions, anxiety, mood disorders, perinatal disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger and impulse control, and self-management coaching. Licensed as a K-12 Special Education Teacher and 7-12 Psychology Teacher, she has a wealth of experience serving the special education community and the exceptional needs of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities. As a practitioner and researcher, her expertise focuses on racial trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder and race-based traumatic stress, and social and emotional development and the psychological impact of children and adolescents. Dr. Johnson’s current initiatives include serving as a National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations Fellow and Team Tennessee State Leadership Leader and promoting social emotional competence in infants and young children, early intervention, family engagement, and inclusion.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal upon approval
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
ACE Approved Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours
Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: March 3, 2022 – March 3, 2023.
ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
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