Children and young people are going through tremendous change, living with uncertainty, loss, and grief. During the pandemic, professionals, and parents are in need of a framework for loss, allied with trauma informed practice, which helps them support grieving children. This interactive webinar will explore the use of therapeutic storytelling as a conversation starter to connect with grieving children and help them process their grief from the perspective of the characters in the story.
The learning outcomes of this interactive webinar will be to understand:
– What the impact of the loss on children is.
– Why a non-confrontational approach reduces shame.
– How therapeutic storytelling builds a secure attachment.
– 8.5 x 11 in. paper
– crayons or colored pens
– a scarf or shawl
Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents, by
Amanda Seyderhelm, https://amzn.to/2TrTSTq
Isaac and the Red Jumper, by Amanda Seyderhelm, https://amzn.to/2HrD7p9
About the Speaker:
Amanda Seyderhelm, Founder of Helping Children Smile Again, Play and Creative Arts Psychotherapy and Training for Children, Families and Professionals. Amanda trains schools and organisations how to help children cope with loss, grief and change. She is a Certified Play and Creative Arts Psychotherapist based in the UK, with 15 years’ experience helping primary school children and families use play and creative arts therapy to cope with loss, grief, and change. She is an Ambassador for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where she set up the outpatient creative play clinic. She is CRUSE bereavement trained, and a member of Play Therapy UK, and the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. Her books, Isaac and the Red Jumper, a picture book for bereaved children, and Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents is published by Routledge. Listen to her podcast, Helping Children Smile Again after Loss and Change, on Spotify.
All art images are reproduced with the kind permission of Patricia Fitzgerald of Healing Creations. https://www.healingcreations.ie/