Presentation Title

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Jo Crosby combines over twenty years of clinical counseling experience with a love for teaching. She leads workshops and retreats on various topics, helping people build strong healthy relationships. As a counselor she has experience in individual, family, marriage, and group counseling. As a clinician, she has extensive training in play therapy and a passion for grief work. Having worked with multiple ages, she brings a unique blend of creativity, insight, and seriousness to her office. Jo is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a published author, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is the Clinical Director at Five Stones Counseling in Savannah, Georgia.

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Location

Room 2901

Topic Category

Strand 3: Intentional Teaching Strategies

Targeted Age Group

Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA, Faith Based

Brief Session Description

Children grieve in childlike form. Their understanding of grief is shaped by multiple variables including age, family tradition, and history. This informative and interactive workshop will focus on helping children (ages 3-12) cope with grief.

Full Session Description

Children grieve in childlike form. Their understanding of grief is shaped by multiple variables including age, family tradition, and history. Likewise, children grieve within a family unit; therefore, as clinicians, teachers, or leaders working with children and families, we must help equip children with age-appropriate, healthy, methods for processing grief while educating and involving the family as necessary. This informative and interactive workshop will focus on helping children (ages 3-12) cope with grief and loss. It is designed to be informative by providing technique and creative ideas while fostering an ongoing awareness of how, when, and where children and families receive grief resources within the community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will describe childhood and grief and discuss the role of play in both.
  • Participants will be able to explain the relationship between developmental stages of children and the understanding and processing of grief and loss.
  • Participants will compare and discuss varied approaches to both exposing and explaining the grief process to children.
  • Participants will recognize creative methods for helping children cope with loss associated with grieving.
  • Participants will be given an opportunity to explore their own timeline of grief and reflect on how this exposure and experience shaped their grief response.

Start Date

26-1-2019 1:15 PM

End Date

26-1-2019 2:45 PM

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Jan 26th, 1:15 PM Jan 26th, 2:45 PM

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss

Room 2901

Children grieve in childlike form. Their understanding of grief is shaped by multiple variables including age, family tradition, and history. This informative and interactive workshop will focus on helping children (ages 3-12) cope with grief.