Supporting people after sudden death including COVID-19

2017 Sudden webinar announcements - 09/12/16

2017 Sudden webinar announcements

We are delighted to announce that we have now confirmed the topics for our first three webinars of 2017. These crucial free of charge events will include a range of expert speakers, and topics announced so far include:
  • Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs. Wednesday 15 February 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online.

    Covering both an overview of the signs, symptoms and assessments for measuring vicarious trauma, and best practice guidance on developing support networks that allow care givers to avoid the condition, this essential webinar will be led by academics and expert practitioners.
  • Supporting bereaved people with special educational needsWednesday 8 March 2017, 2pm – 3.30pm GMT, online.

    It is vital that people with special educational needs are fully supported following a sudden bereavement. This webinar will include an overview of challenges people with special educational needs who have been suddenly bereaved may face, and also a discussion of the ways in which people with special educational needs process grief.
  • Bereavement, disenfranchised grief and PTSDWednesday 5 April 2017, 2pm – 3.30pm GMT, online.

    PTSD can effect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. This webinar will include an overview of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, and support methods that are recommended for professionals.
Supporting families following sudden bereavement seminar resources:

Presentations and resources from our 'Supporting families following sudden bereavement' seminar are now available to access on our website. This seminar featured input from Richard Stafford of Child Bereavement UK, Jayne Crawford, of Thompsons Solicitors, Steve Regel from the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, and the University of Glasgow Chaplaincy's Stuart MacQuarrie. A guidance report based on this seminar will also be available in the new yearDownload the presentations here.

Bereavement and young people: Danish researchers have undertaken an extensive study, considering the experiences of children and teenagers who are returning to education following the loss of a parent.
Read more.
Many thanks to Birchall Blackburn Law for kindly sponsoring this bulletin.
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