Webinar: Fostering healthy grief in ourselves and those who we support

Grief on the front lines: Fostering healthy grief in ourselves and those who we support

Presented by the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute. 

The human experiences of grief and heartbreak are always difficult ones, yet additional challenges come with navigating grief in a society that struggles with both mortality and emotional expression. Supporting the profound grief of individuals and families who are experiencing a serious diagnosis or a death can stretch even the most skilled professionals regardless of discipline. The goal of grief is not to land at acceptance or “get over it” but rather to integrate it into one’s life in the healthiest way possible.  However, navigating grief in a pandemic, a new experience for us all, has created even more barriers to a healthy grieving process.

This webinar, which is tailored to those working in health care but also applicable to those working in other environments, will identify common myths and misconceptions about grief as well as touch on current theoretical approaches on grief and bereavement. We will also share resources and practical strategies for supporting a healthy grief process not only in those who we support, but also in ourselves.

Date:  Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Cost: $80.00

Learn more and register now (registration closes June 14, 2021). 

COVID-19 related

The presenter will specifically identify some of the losses people are grieving through the pandemic, as well as barriers the pandemic has created to a healthy grief process, and some strategies for supporting people navigating an illness or death through the pandemic.

Learning objectives

  • Describe common myths and misconceptions about grief.
  • Identify several current theoretical approaches to grief and bereavement.
  • Acquire practical strategies for supporting a healthy grief process not only in those who we support, but also in ourselves.
  • Identify some web and literary grief-specific resources.

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