Supporting Children & Adolescents Experiencing Grief & Loss

Supporting Children & Adolescents Experiencing Grief & Loss
Type: Workshop Brisbane, Queensland
Presenter: Anita Hoare


This workshop will consider loss and grief from the perspective of the needs of grieving children and adolescents. Young people have different needs to adults when they experience loss. Adults who provide care and support need to be sensitive to these unique needs. This workshop will explore the developmental changes in childhood and adolescence and a range of support strategies that can be effective when supporting grieving children and adolescents.

Designed for

Professionals working directly with children and adolescents such as teachers, counsellors, nurses, therapists, youth workers, psychologists and other allied health professionals.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand grief and loss theory as it impacts upon the lives of children and adolescents
  • identify the impact and developmental needs of grieving children and adolescents
  • identify effective strategies when providing support to grieving children and adolescents.


Anita Hoare

Anita has a Masters in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe University and a Graduate Qualification in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, Anita is also a registered educator and supervisor.

Anita has extensive experience in private practice working with families, children and individuals using both face-to-face, telephone and Skype sessions.  Anita's areas of specialisation are grief and bereavement counselling with specific expertise in Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT). Anita has recently completed the advanced training in Complicated Grief Therapy with Dr M. Katherine Shear at Columbia University in New York, under the supervision of Dr M. Katherine Shear and Dr. Gorscak - the developers and researchers of CGT. Anita is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Loss and Grief Practitioners' Association.




Cliftons Brisbane
Level 3
288 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Friday, 12th May 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm



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12/05/2017 9:30 AM - 12/05/2017 4:30 PM
Cliftons Brisbane
Level 3
288 Edward Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000

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