Helping Grieving Children and Adolescents

Helping Grieving Children and Adolescents
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, VIC
Presenter: Presented by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement in collaboration with Very Special Kids | Jackie Tarabay and Meg Chin
Level: Introductory
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, teachers, bereavement counsellors

Workshop Overview: Helping Grieving Children and Adolescents

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.

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
Appreciate children’s concepts of death and how this impacts the grief process at different stages
Identify effective strategies when providing support to grieving children and adolescents
The Presenter Bio: Jackie Tarabay

Jackie Tarabay is a Certified Bereavement Counsellor specialising in working with children who have experienced grief and loss. Jackie holds a Bachelor of Counselling, a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Diploma of Shamanic Studies and has further studies in a host of other areas including psychotherapy, grief and loss, drama and personal development.

Jackie works at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB), coordinating various grief support groups including facilitating the Kids Grieve Too (KG2) program. Jackie also provides individual grief counselling, supervision, and delivers training and workshops for the ACGB. In addition, Jackie also operates her own personal counselling practice.


Meg Chin     

Meg has a Bachelor of Science in community health from the University of Texas, San Antonio, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Melbourne and is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching the lived experiences of children who have had a sibling die from a life-threatening condition. Meg is an AASW accredited social worker and a certified EPEC-Pediatrics trainer.

Meg is an experienced clinical social worker in the field of paediatric palliative care, specialising in play-based counselling with bereaved siblings. Meg works at Very Special Kids, a children’s hospice and family support organisation in Melbourne. As a member of the Family Support Team, Meg works with families who have a child with a life-threatening condition providing emotional support, advocacy, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling.

Workshop Details

Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road

Date: Thursday 9th May, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


ACGB member: $340.00
Non-member price: $395.00

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.
Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs. 
No registration refunds will be made after this date.

Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.
253 Wellington Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 AUSTRALIA
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