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GC 430

Working with Grieving Children

Course Information

This online CE course focuses on working with children suffering a loss. Students learn best methods for working with and talking to children and adolescents about loss and how to provide therapeutic interventions. This course will present learning related to children and adolescents suffering loss of death, divorce, suicides, disabilities and more. The tasks of mourning will be examined from this age groups' perspective. Students will learn a comprehensive set of communication techniques in working with children and in assisting them to more fully express their feelings of loss. Students will examine children's fears, how to help them face funerals and memorials and other related dynamics. Content also focuses on abnormal grief reactions and when to refer for therapies. Upon successful completion of this course, students are awarded 20 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: GC 430. Contact Hours of CE = 20.

Course Tuition: $ 150.00

Levels of course complexity: Advanced


Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Social Work Professionals, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Specialists, School Counselors, Grief Professionals, Trauma Specialists, Crisis Interventionists, Stress Management Consultants, Thanatologists, Pastoral Counselors, Mental Health Care Coaches, Funeral Directors, Ordained Clergy, Rehabilitation Specialists, Substance Abuse Counselors, Spiritual Counselors, other Licensed Health Care Professionals.

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This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Grief Counselor with the American Academy of Grief Counseling. You must have met at least one of the defined requisites to enter this program, in order to enroll into this course.

Instructor/Course Author:  Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, MBA, RN,BC, GC-C
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TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course. Talking with Children About Loss. By: Maria Trozzi. New York;Berkley Publishing Group;1999. ISBN # 0-399-52543-2 First Edition.

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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete the four courses in the grief counseling program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 75% to complete this course and receive the 20 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 75% will be contacted by the American Academy of Grief Counseling and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS: AIHCP is an approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access information

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

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Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit Commonwealth Educational Seminars CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 20 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit Commonwealth Educational Seminars CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 20 hours of continuing education credit.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists will receive 20 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Marriage and Family Therapists:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit Commonwealth Educational Seminars CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 20 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses:  As an American Psychological Association approved provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however Commonwealth Educational Seminars is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 20 CE hours of credit.

Note: the cost for obtaining the CE Certificate with these approvals is $ 25.00

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Online Classroom Resouces and Tools

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

 

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1). Discuss foundational issues related to grieving children.

2). Assess children's needs related to their own understandings of death and dying.

3). Discuss the foundational issues related to children's tasks of grieving and mourning.

4). Discuss the foundational issues related to children's tasks of commemorating and moving on with their growth and development.

5). Discuss issues related to children's grief when a parent dies.

6). Discuss issues related to children's grief when a grandparent dies.

7). Discuss issues related to children's grief when a sibling dies.

8). Identify issues and interventions for children related to anticipatory loss and grieving.

9). Identify issues and interventions for children mourning stigmatic deaths.

10). Discuss grief, loss and mourning and reactions in children related to catastrophic losses.

11.) Discuss the major issues of child grief and mourning related to the case study of Rudie Dodge.

12.) Identify signs and symptoms and define interventions for bereavement overload in children.

13.) Assess the needs and the grief reactions from loss of parental divorce.

14.) Prepare to assist children who are dealing with issues related to blended families.

15). Identify and discuss chronic losses that children may suffer.

16). Identify and discuss daily losses that children may suffer.

17). Identify many resources to use in child grief counseling for children, families and communities.

18). Explain the composite of signs/symptoms of child grief.

19). Apply major interventions that are used in providing grief counseling to children.

COURSE CONTENT:

A brief abstract of content:

1). The mourning process in children.

2). The task of understanding and grieving.

3). The task of commemorating and going on.

4). When children lose a parent.

5). When children lose a grandparent.

6). When children lose a sibling.

7). Anticipatory loss.

8). Mourning stigmatic deaths.

9). Catastrophic losses.

10). Anatomy of a crisis.

11). Bereavement overload.

12). Mourning a divorce.

13). Blended families.

14). Chronic losses.

15). Everyday losses

16). Resources for children, families and communities.

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