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 talk with children about death.
-List three ways on how grief reflects in children.
-Explain three phases of adolescent grief.
-Name six features of filicide.
-Name first of five challenges a grieving child may experience.
-Name second and third challenges of a grieving child.
-Name fourth and fifth challenges of a grieving child.
-Identify six risk factors of complicated grief.
-List six symptoms of complicated grief.
-Identify three techniques of parent-child communication regarding suicide and murder.
-Explain five coping strategies that can be used by stepfamilies with grieving children.
-Name five points we discussed regarding terminally ill patients.
-List first four concepts regarding a child's perception of death.
-Identify three more concepts in relation to a child's perception of death.
-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