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Children’s Grief and Bereavement Certificate

November 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


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 Certificate Program in Children’s Grief and bereavement explores the roots of our cultural discomfort with the topic of children and death and exposes common myths and misconceptions. This certificate program equips you with skills to provide evidence-based 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.

Click here for more information and registration.

*In this 5-module certificate program, you must complete all 5 modules to obtain the certificate. Please note: the individual modules can be taken separately but you will not receive the certificate.


November 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am
November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Family and Children’s Services
275 Eramosa Road
Guelph, Ontario N1E 2M7 Canada
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