Supporting children experiencing grief and loss in schools
My daughter lost all her grandparents by the age of 14 years old. We supported each other but I did not inform the School of her loss, instead, on reflection, I didn’t want to ‘make a fuss’ and expected life to continue as normal.
Fortunately my daughter found great comfort in her friends treating her as normal, laughing and being silly as they do. She had quiet times at home where she would cry and feel sad but together we got through the grief by talking about our lost loved ones and sharing our emotions
Grief effects children differently
My daughters personality has helped her pull through as she is by nature jovial, sociable and lots of fun. However she is extremely sentimental to the point of becoming a horder of the most insanely stupid things remind her of loved ones lost.
Some children, however, withdraw and bury the pain so the pain never goes away.
Learn to skills and knowledge to help kids manage grief
Child Bereavement UK are running events aimed at people working in Schools and working directly with pupils who may need help to manage their feelings associated with loss.
The class on 8th November at the address below:
Enable Law, Foot Anstey Offices
The White Building
1-4 Cumberland Place
SO15 2NP Southampton
Time: 10:00am to 16:00
Event suitable for anyone working with children experiencing bereavement
This session has been organised by Child Bereavement UK specifically for those working in Schools or educational institutions that need the skills to support pupils experiencing loss or grief.
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If you can not make this event then contact Child Bereavement UK for details of further courses. You can sign up on line to receive lots of useful information about events and other areas relating to child bereavement.
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