Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
April 14, 21, 28, May 5 and 12, 2021
Facilitators: Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW, and (Rev.) Andrew Blake, RP
This training is suitable for: Any professional or volunteer who is in a position to influence the support received by a grieving child. This includes front-line workers and volunteers such as medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Overview: Grief is a confusing and isolating experience for any person, old or young. Children's grief, however, differs considerably from adult grief, resulting in the needs of grieving children often being overlooked or misunderstood. This can have a profound impact on the social and emotional development of a child. Caregivers, including the most skilled professionals, often feel helpless when supporting children through the death of someone close to them.
The children's grief and bereavement certificate program explores the roots of our cultural discomfort with the topic of children and death and exposes common myths and misconceptions. This certificate program aims to equip you with skills to provide support to children, youth and families grieving the dying or death of someone they care about. Adults cannot change the reality of a death occurring in a child's life, but with the right tools they can play a powerful role in shaping the story of the child's grief experience and therefore help the child thrive in life.
The individual webinars may be taken separate from the certificate program as stand-alone trainings; however, all five webinars must be completed to obtain the certificate.
April 14 - Children at the bedside: Preparing children for the death of someone close to them with Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP
April 21 - When death darkens the door: Supporting bereaved children and youth with Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP
April 28 - When grief gets more complicated with Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP, and Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
May 5 - Using Mindfulness and compassion to support grieving children and families with Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP, and (Rev.) Andrew Blake, RP
May 12 - Dancing in the darkness: Creative approaches to working with grieving children and youth with Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, RP, and Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW