Invisible Tears: An Exploration of Non-Death Related Losses for Children and Young People in Out Of Home Care (OOHC)
“The assumption is often made that grief is only associated with losses that occur after the death of a loved one…” Darcy L. Harris PhD
For children and young people in out-of-home care, there are various factors that can precipitate feelings of grief and loss. These include being forcibly removed from their families of origin and separated from siblings who are also in care; being shifted from one foster home to the next suddenly and without warning; being excluded from decisions that affect them and their wellbeing.
The webinar will focus on the impact going into care has on the emotional, physical, spiritual, and developmental life cycle of children and young people. Topics covered will include grief and loss; disenfranchised grief; ambiguous loss; chronic sorrow; non-finite loss and all the accumulated losses that children and young people encounter when they enter the system as a “foster child.”
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Increase their confidence and skills in working with children and young people impacted by grief and loss in OOHC.
- Understand the key elements of non-death related grief and how best to support children and young people.
- Develop skills in respectful engagement about grief and loss when supporting children and young people in OOHC.
1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child protection; Family violence; Mental Health
Registrations close on 23 February at 9:00 am AEDT
Members: $75.00 (including GST)
New graduates, retired and student members: $45.00 (including GST)
Non-members: $120.00 (including GST)
Student non-members: $100.00 (including GST)