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APAC Webinar: Supporting Children Through Grief Part I: Understanding Childhood Grief and Loss

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Online Webinar

In this first webinar of a two-part series, we will discuss the various types of childhood loss to illuminate the many "hidden grievers" among us. The presenter will share frameworks for conceptualizing the grieving process and bring these frameworks to life through sharing stories of children and families who have received services through the Good Grief Program. The webinar will provide an overview of grief reactions commonly seen in children as well as identify factors that can influence the grieving process. Participants will be asked to consider both the primary and secondary losses that children encounter after a significant loss.

Training Objectives
• Identify different types of childhood loss
• Explore frameworks for conceptualizing the grieving process
• Recognize typical childhood grief reactions
• Name factors that influence the grieving process

Maureen Patterson-Fede, LICSW
is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who brings years of working with children and families to her work with the Good Grief Program. The central pillar to Maureen’s work has been supporting children and their caregivers as they heal from trauma and loss. She has worked with families in a variety of settings including domestic violence shelters, Children's Advocacy Centers, clinic-based settings, and home-based work. Across these environments, she has learned that families deeply benefit from kind, empathetic, and attentive care that is led by their needs and illuminates their strengths and resiliency.
In her work with the Good Grief Program, Maureen brings her experience to provide developmentally-informed, responsive consultation and therapy services to children and their caregivers in the wake of an acute loss.

As with all of our APAC services and events, admission to this training is FREE for all attendees and this includes a General Certificate of Attendance for foster parents and other attendees seeking attendance verification. Professional Social Work and Counseling CE verification can be purchased for $10 for live participation.

NOTE: The CE fee is waived all Alabama DHR staff.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $15.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at, or call 866-803-2722.

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