Supporting the Bereaved & Grieving Child

Supporting the Bereaved & Grieving Child
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Angela Scuderi


This workshop will consider loss and grief from the perspective of the needs of grieving children. 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 a range of support strategies that can be effective when supporting grieving children.

Designed for

Professionals working directly with children 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
  • identify the impact and developmental needs of grieving children
  • identify effective strategies when providing support to grieving children.


Angela Scuderi

BSW(Hons), Grad.Cert. Narrative Th. Grad. Cert. BerCouns & Int, Cert. CCPT, Cert. SPT Grad.Dip. Education, Cert. IV TAE,  Accr. Mem.  AASW, Ass. Mem PTA, CBP

Angela is an Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, a Certified Bereavement practitioner and a Child Centred Play Therapist in private practice based in Melbourne's north. Prior to private practice she worked in the health and community sector for over 17 years holding a range of positions in Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Family work and Mental Health.

As a mental health professional, she has worked with adults, young people, children and families experiencing difficulties with bereavement, relationships, parenting, mental health, violence, abuse and trauma. Her family work inspired her to specialise in Non Directive Child Centered Play Therapy and Sand Play Therapy. Her area of interest is attachment, grief and trauma and is currently completing EMDR training. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Aside from counselling, Angela has co-ordinated and co-facilitated groups for young people, children and adults, co-authored a manual for a children's grief group program and presented at conferences. Angela also has over 8 years experience as a TAFE educator, trainer and assessor where she developed and delivered programs in Mental Health, and Community Services work for students and industry.

Angela is an Accredited Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, a Certified Bereavement Counsellor with ACGB and an Associate Member of Play Therapy Australia.




Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170

Tuesday, 18th April 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


ACGB member
Non-member price

18/04/2017 9:30 AM - 18/04/2017 4:30 PM

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