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Workshop 6: Children & Loss


Workshop 6: Children & Loss

This workshop explores the impact of loss through death and illness on children. The impact of loss will be addressed in relation to child development and family coping strategies. Use of video, children’s art and materials will be included.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:
• understand the importance of developmental stages in loss;
• reflect on the emotional impact of working with grieving children;
• learn skills in the use of materials;
• develop skills in determining levels/and appropriate response/to child’s response to loss.

Presenter Profile
Nuala Harmey worked for many years as a Medical Social Worker in the Children’s University Hospital, where she had a particular interest in children and loss and established the bereavement
service in that hospital. She now works in St Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. She has also acted as a special advisor to the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme. Nuala trained in TCD
and the Clanwilliam Institute – she advises on a consultancy service to the FirstLight organisation on bereaved children

The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.

€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.

To book
All completed booking forms should be returned with fee or details of the address to which the invoice should be sent. For more details:

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