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Event Details - Helping Grieving Children and Adolescents

Title: Helping Grieving Children and Adolescents
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This workshop will consider loss and grief from the perspective of the needs of grieving children and adolescents. Young people have different needs to adults when they experience loss. Adults who provide care and support need to be sensitive to these unique needs. This workshop will explore the developmental changes in childhood and adolescence and a range of support strategies that can be effective when supporting grieving children and adolescents.

Course / Workshop Outline:

7 Hour Workshop

From 9:00am - Registration
9:30: Workshop Commences
11:00: Morning Tea
12:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm:Afternoon Tea
4:30pm: Workshop Concludes

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand grief and loss theory as it impacts upon the lives of children and adolescents
  • Identify the impact and developmental needs of grieving children and adolescents
  • Appreciate children’s concepts of death and how this impacts the grief process at different stages
  • Identify effective strategies when providing support to grieving children and adolescents
Start/End Date: 18/09/2019 to 18/09/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: Danielle Graber
Contact Name: Cass Leckie
Contact Phone: 392652100
Contact Email:
Qualifications: B.Medical Science, B.Psychology(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Danielle is the Director of 12 Points Psychology. She is a clinical psychologist with over 12 years experience working with children, teens and adults in a variety of settings including; inpatient units, early parenting centres, community services agencies, schools and universities.

Danielle has additional qualifications in medical science and animal-assisted therapy and draws on her diverse training and experience to provide individualised, client-centered psychological services to people with experiences of; mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief (including pet loss), chronic illness and personality disorders. She is looking forward to translating her clinical experience into engaging and relevant training sessions.

Address: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Address 2: 253 Wellington Road
Suburb: Mulgrave
State: VIC
Postcode: 3170
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): 395.00
Registration Instruction (if applicable):


  • ACGB member: $340.00
  • Non-member price: $395.00

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