Sat, 25 Sep | Online Event


A two day training with Karen exploring bereavement, death & grief including ways of supporting & talking with CYP experiencing loss.

Time & Location

25 Sep, 10:00 BST – 26 Sep, 16:00 BST
Online Event

About The Event

Please note: this is a two day online training running from 10am - 4pm each day.

Content Details:

Supporting children and teens (with applications for adults as well) around bereavement, death and grief.

Please note that this is primarily talking about grief for children who have experienced a death of a loved one. Whilst many of the tools and ideas can be creatively and sensitively applied to loss, such as through moving to foster care or divorce - this is not the main focus.

Please also note this course is talking about the complex and painful topic of death. We know that many people will be touched and moved by this experience. Although there will be breaks, reflective spaces, and support available on the day please do reflect on whether you feel able to attend - your safety is of paramount importance.

We will cover the following:

  • Ways to support, understand, and respond to children and teenagers who have experienced a bereavement including tips, strategies and ways of being.
  • Things to hold in mind, such as the adult’s own wellbeing and regulation and their own relationship and experience of death and loss.
  • Common experiences, behaviours, emotional responses around grief.
  • Tips around what to say or what not to say around grief, and related area such as funerals/cremations etc.
  • Awareness raising about what might add layers of complexity to the experience of a bereavement e.g. suicide, abuse, sudden accidents etc.
  • Numerous direct work, creative, and expressive ideas, tools and exercises to support children to: 1) express their feelings about the death of that person/pet, 2) to remember and honour the person who has died, and 3) some regulation tools for when the feelings feel too much.
  • Some discussion about reflecting on the journey.
  • Some practical advice and information.
  • Discussion about endings and goodbyes

About the trainer:

Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. She also is the author of 10 books, including the bestselling book, “The therapeutic treasure box”, 4 sets of therapeutic card decks, and 6 therapeutic soft cuddly toys.

Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. Karen also specialises in supporting organisations and systems to move towards becoming, and to sustain adversity, culturally and, trauma-informed, infused, and responsive practice. 

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