Supporting Young Children Experiencing Grief and Loss

ID number
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Unfortunately, this past year has brought loss and grief to many children. This webinar will explore how preschoolers experience grief and loss and what we as early childhood professionals can do to support them. We will explore repairing loss caused by remote learning, social distancing, illness and death. Major emphasis will be placed on recognizing grief in young children and understanding how they comprehend death. Ideas for supporting grieving preschoolers and their families will provided including talking with children about death, activities to honor loved ones, books, and community resources.

Learner objectives

Following this workshop participants will be able to:
 - Describe types of loss young children may experience
 - Recognize children experiencing grief or loss (identify behaviors, cognitions and emotion), Identify differences in the way children and adults experience and express grief
 - Provide developmentally appropriate supports for grieving children.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Health & Safety, Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Health, Safety and Well-Being