Preschool and Childcare Professional On Site Trainings
“Talking with Young Children About Loss:
Helping young children face loss is always challenging. However, in the current climate of war, school violence, as well as the typical losses that are part of ‘growing up’, professionals and parents struggle to know how and when to talk about difficult, stressful events; how, in fact, do we promote resilience in young children as we face a world more complex than when we grew up?
In fact, very young children look to the important caregivers in their lives for answers. This workshop will address these issues and will frame them in the greater context of how children make sense of losses and how caring adults can create an environment and offer strategies to children that promotes coping skills and leads to resilience. Separation issues, disabilities, divorce, illness and death of loved ones, pet loss and the normal developmental losses (an only child becoming an 'older' child) will be explored.