Helping Parents with Grieving Children
Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs
By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four ways parents can introduce a child to an expected death.
-Name the three key concepts of death.
-Name the three phases of adolescence.
-Name 6 common features of filicide.
-Name the four methods for reestablishing security.
-Name the second and third of the five challenges of a grieving child.
-Name the fourth and fifth challenges of a grieving child.
-Name the six risk factors of complicated mourning.
-Name the six signs of complicated mourning.
-Name two types of death which can be difficult to explain to children.
-Explain what are some coping strategies that can be used by stepfamilies with grieving children.
-Name the five points we discussed regarding the terminally ill.
-Name the four topics we discussed regarding funerals.
-Name the three topics we discussed regarding burials and cremation.
-Explain which of the three concepts of death do children have the most difficulty understanding.
-Explain why is it important to avoid using clichés associated with grieving when speaking to a child about death.
-Explain what adult in a child’s life is often most aware of the child’s pain.
-Explain under what circumstances might a parent consider seeking a professional for their grieving child.
-Explain what will cause a grieving child to need continual validation of his or her own thoughts, at approximately 7 to 11 years of age.
-Name five core issues must be addressed for a mental health professional to organize an adolescent’s adjustment to loss.
-Explain why does the loss of a maternal relationship cause daughters to experience greater levels of grief than sons.
-Explain what are some benefits derived from the daughter carrying out tasks previously undertaken by the deceased mother.
-Explain disenfranchised grief.
-Name three factors construct a personal stamp or certain point of view on understanding death for adolescents.
-Name one of the most damaging things that can be done with a grieving child.
-Name Worden's four tasks of mourning.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs