Loss in traumatised children


This training day explores traditional models of loss and compares this with the experience of traumatised children and young people who generally experience a wide range of losses of people, places and things throughout their childhood. Many of these experiences are unclear, repetitive or confused. The concept of ambiguous loss is introduced along with practice skills to work with children experiencing grief and loss.

Teaching Methods

Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. There is a strong emphasis on practice skills and development and group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from and for practice development.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart

Group Size

Minimum group size 6. Can be taught to up to 30 at one time. Can be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day is really interesting and helpful to anyone working with children and young people in a range of context including vulnerable and hard to reach populations.

No previous knowledge of grief and loss models or working with grief or loss is required but the day can be flexed to meet the needs of a wide range of participants.

Main benefits

To understand traumatised children and young people’s experience of loss using the lens of ambiguous grief. To learn about how grief and loss may impact on the children you work with and how best to assist them with this. Includes direct work tools and practice skills you can use when working with children and young people.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training

A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

Other Related or Connected Courses

Lead Associate/Associate Skills, Knowledge

MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of attachment theory and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.

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