Workshop Overview: Children and Adolescents Experiencing Grief and Loss
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
Presenter Bio: Jackie Tarabay
BCouns; GradCertBerCouns∬ CBP; Cert1VTAE; CBP; Assessment
Jackie Tarabay is a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Groups Coordinator at The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). Jackie providers individual counselling to children, adolescents and adults and coordinates various support groups, including the facilitation of the Kids Grieve Too (KG2) program. Jackie also develops and delvers workshops, programs and customised trainings.
Jackie's philosophy towards grief and loss is that every person is unique and grieves in their own way and their own time. Jackie believes the core qualities of genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of supporting the bereaved. Jackie advocates creating a safe compassionate and non-judgemental environment to help people integrate their loss in a way that is both effective and personal.
Jackie has presented talks at the ACGB National Conference, Australasian Cemetery and Crematorium Association (ACCA), and Good Life Good Death Expo and was a member of the focus group for Palliative Care Australia (PCA). Jackie’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Counselling, a Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), a Diploma of Shamanic Studies, Clinical Supervision and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Jackie also has studied in a host of other areas including psychotherapy, grief and loss, drama and personal development.
Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Date: Thursday 27th February, 2020
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Early Bird Pricing: These prices will end two weeks before the date of the workshop. After this time, standard prices apply.
- $295.00 for ACGB Members
- $340.00 for Non Members.
- $340.00 ACGB Members
- $395.00 Non Members
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.