Children and young people with special educational needs - supporting them through grief

Provider: Child Bereavement UK
£120.00 (no VAT on this item)
Accreditation opportunities: CPD Certified

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Description A specially developed workshop to increase understanding around the specific needs of children and young people with SEN (including autistic spectrum disorders) who are facing loss.
Duration One Day
Website

Child Bereavement UK's website

http://www.childbereavementuk.org/Training/Ourcourses/ChildrenandYoungPeoplewithSpecialEducational
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Teaching staff, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, In school, School closure day, PSHE
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain an understanding of the perception of death for a child or a young person with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • To gain an understanding of theories of loss and mourning in relation to children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • To develop greater confidence in providing support and communication about death with children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • To identify the importance of, and gain skills in, helping children with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders find ways to express themselves and their feelings
  • To identify an awareness of our own needs as professional carers and explore ways to support ourselves, and our colleagues
  • To gain information about Child Bereavement UK and other support organisations and resources available

     

Evidence underpinning this approach
  • Around 53 children and young people are bereaved of a mother or father every day
  • Between 4 and 7% young people experience the death of a parent by the age of 16
  • 78% 11-16 year olds reported the death of a first or second degree relative or close friend

 

  • Prevalence - Statistical estimates vary from between 0.6 million and 1.5 million children and young people identified in the UK as having a learning disability (British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Mencap) i.e. 1-2% of the population.
  • This suggests that  in the UK a child with a learning disability is bereaved of a mother or father every one or two days.

Children with physical or learning disabilities are more vulnerable to the full range of mental health disorders and the additional social, family and emotional stresses of everyday life

(Valuing People 2001)

 

How users/participants can evaluate success

Participants have a better understanding of the needs of bereaved children with SEN/Autistic spectrum disorder which they can take back to change practices in the workplace

Follow-up activities and support

Bereavement Support and information service available for professionals Monday to Friday 9-5

 

Details

An interactive workshop which includes presentations, discussion, small group work and case scenarios.

The aim of the day is to provide a depth of understanding of the needs of bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the skills required to provide appropriate support. it is alos an opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues working in the field.

Facilitated by Dr A Rowland or Dr K Koehler

10 am to 4 pm

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.