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Fort Collins, Colorado  80526
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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief

CompanioningChild_CoverCompanioning the Grieving Child: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers

Dr. Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Dr. Wolfelt encourages counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in which the child is the expert of his or her own grief—not the counselor or caregiver. The approach outlined in the book argues against treating grief as an illness to be diagnosed and treated but rather for acknowledging it as an event that forever changes a child’s worldview. By promoting careful listening and observation, this guide shows caregivers, family members, teachers, and others how to support grieving children and help them grow into healthy adults.

2016: August 1-4

This seminar takes a comprehensive look at a variety of subtopics related to child and adolescent mourning. Come join us and learn from one of North America’s leading grief educators about:

  • The major factors influencing the child’s response to loss
  • Dimensions of childhood grief and helping roles
  • Six central reconciliation needs of childhood mourning
  • Tools & techniques used in counseling bereaved children
  • Potential inhibitors of the child’s capacity to mourn
  • Guidelines for facilitating bereaved child and adolescent support groups
  • Special considerations for the adolescent mourner
  • Identifying the “detached child”
  • Referral criteria and recommended reading lists

Participants will receive a copy of Dr. Wolfelt’s book Companioning the Grieving Child: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers

Come learn how to help children and adolescents reconcile their grief.

 

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“Alan’s sense of humor was appreciated along with his undying compassion for helping others. My only regret was that the time went by way too fast.”
— A Bereavement CoordinatorCertificate

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