Professional Development

Loss and Grief

Loss is the experience of losing someone or something we care about. Losing someone through death is only one type of loss. The physical and emotional impact on a person when they experience the loss of someone or something they care about can be considerable. Correctly recognising and responding to a grieving individual can be challenging and is a common requirement you may encounter.

Course Objectives:

This eLearning course describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.

This 1-hour eLearning course will cover:

  • Models explaining the complex process of loss and grief
  • Types and stages of grief
  • Children and grief
  • Risk factors associated with complicated grief
  • Bereavement and grief support strategies
  • Various frameworks will be utilised to deepen the understanding of the nature and impact of loss experiences in people’s lives. Loss and grief will be considered beyond bereavement (death-related) situations so that some appreciation is developed of the range of losses that affect potential clients.
  • Practical strategies and steps to Prevent Suicide
  • Communication Strategies and guidelines around empathy
  • Cultural considerations and things to address

Target Audience 

This eLearning course is for Community sector professionals including managers, team leaders, individual and peers support workers, caseworkers, counsellors, social workers, community development workers and other practitioners who directly support vulnerable children, individuals, families, and communities.

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  • Member: $18.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $30.00 + GST

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