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Loss, Change and Bereavement for Children Adopted or in Care (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
Event Tutors
Fiona Hetherington
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Adopters / Connected Carers / Foster Carers / Short Break Carers
target audience
Event Types
Course (Evening)
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers
Adopters and Foster Carers subcategories
Professional Development
Event description
Children naturally go through loss and change but for some, especially those bereaved, it can be very difficult.

When children come into care or are adopted, it is only natural that they will feel a sense of loss, and if the separation from the birth family is looking to be over a longer period of time, it is likely that they will feel a sense of bereavement too. Having an understanding of this can help you to better cope with the difficult emotions that our young people are trying to deal with as well as give you strategies for how to communicate with your child or young person.

This overview of loss links to children of different age groups and provides suggestions for working with children and families.
Learning outcomes
• Understanding the elements of change
1. Positive and negative 2. Expected and unexpected 3. Past, present and future loss
• Understanding loss and how it affects people
• Understanding all change has some level of loss attached to it
• Understanding emotions around change
1. Looked after children have numerous changes to cope with. 2. Change produces emotions that children can find difficult to cope with. 3. Children and loss/ children and acute loss
• Understanding you can communicate with children in a variety of ways
• Looking at grief and bereavement
1. What it is 2. That grief is a normal process, as carers we can’t change it but we can support children through it. 3. A child’s manifestations of normal grief 4. A child’s possible related behaviour 5. Children and Bereavement 6. Guidance for parents 7. Ways of encouraging children to express feelings 8. Looking at ways to help - memory boxes etc TSD Standards: 4.5d, 5.1, 5.3, 5.6c
Start Date
Wednesday 6 February 2019
End Date
Wednesday 6 February 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday 30 January 2019
09:30 - 14:30
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event