Good Grief: Strategies for Empowering Children and Adolescents on Their Grief Journey

Mar 31, 2019 10:30am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 12:00pm


Description

Many young people will experience the death of a loved one by age 18. Young people grieve differently from adults, and creating a balance of lightness and seriousness in grief work is important to gaining stability in their lives. This didactic and experiential session examines the literature and Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning, followed by an exploration and demonstration of various counseling activities and interventions that can be utilized in private practice and school settings.

  • Participants will be able to describe the ways Worden’s Tasks of Mourning theory applies to grief work with young people aged 5 to 18 in clinical mental health and school settings.
  • To designate reasons to support/advocate for grief work in the clinical mental health and school settings.
  • Participants will identify new strategies to implement grief work with young people aged 5 to 18 in the clinical mental health and school settings.

Speaker(s):

  • Allison Elaine Mahon, MEd, School Counselor, Chambersburg Area School District
  • Marcy Douglass, PhD, Assistant Professor for the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, Shippensburg University

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