This workshop will provide an understanding of children and their development as it pertains to their concepts of death and grief reactions. Children’s grief can look very different than adults’ grief, they often grieve in spurts and re-grieve as the concept of death becomes more definitive and permanent to them. As such, it is important that parents and/or caregivers understand their child’s behavioral changes and emotional expressions as they age. This workshop will allow parents and/or caregivers to identify their child’s unique grief experience based on developmental age and help identify appropriate tools to help the family cope with loss together.
Grief and Child Development
Speaker(s): Dr. Lenee Kehnt