Child Bereavement

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This Child Bereavement course is suitable for those who work in a school setting and will focus on grief in a school setting, and will cover different techniques that can be used to support children, families and staff with child bereavement. At the end of the course, you will feel more confident in supporting children with bereavement.

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All about this Child Bereavement Course

In this Child Bereavement course will cover the topics of grief and bereavement, with an overall understanding of how to identify a bereaved child, you will explore how children understand and respond to loss, particularly in different age groups. The different factors that affect bereavement will be explored, including how the type of death can impact the child’s response.

You will look at how to integrate children who have experienced bereavement back into school, and the role of the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). You will also look at the different ways of explaining death to children.

You will also consider how to design assemblies after the death of someone in the community, and how to incorporate support from counsellors. You will also look at how to create appropriate memorials, and how to support parents.

You will also look at how you can support yourself and your team, including recommendations for methods of self-care, including how to set boundaries with staff, students and parents. Useful links to resources and charities that can help students, teachers and parents with the bereavement and grief process.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Child Bereavement – In the first unit of the child bereavement course, you will uncover concepts of bereavement and grief, looking in depth at the different forms that they can take. You will also look at the role of the school in the process of child grief and bereavement.
  • Unit 2 -The Impacts of Bereavement on Children – This unit will explore the long term and short-term impact of grief, it will also examine the different stages of grief and what they may entail, depending on the child.
  • Unit 3 – How to Support Pupils who are Bereaved – In this unit you will look at how to support pupils when another school pupil dies, a teacher dies, or when someone in their family dies. You will be given techniques for breaking the news of the death of a student or teacher to parents and carers.
  • Unit 4 – How to Support Yourself and Your Team – In the final unit of the child bereavement course you will explore how to go about sharing your feelings with other members of staff, and making sure that staff-wellbeing is held as a priority.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Child Bereavement course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Child Bereavement course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Child Bereavement course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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Child Bereavement
Child Bereavement
£20 + VAT