Adolescent Grief is organized by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), Inc..
Credits: Contact hours of education = 30.
This comprehensive CEU course explores the world of the adolescent as it interfaces with death and bereavement. Through the readings selected, you will be given a practical base of information to deal with how an adolescent grieves; how different kinds of deaths impact their lives; the uniqueness of their grief; and effective strategies to help them in their grief journey. You will examine how normal adolescent grief differs from trauma, and how to address both. The differences between adolescent reactions to sudden and anticipated deaths will be explored, as well as issues related to adolescent grief concerns, adolescent reactions to traumatic deaths, and school related issues.
The course presupposes and builds on your knowledge gained in the previous courses in this specialty program. You will find, for example, that the activities manuals provided in the course on developmentally based strategies for children in grief provide excellent strategies that are relevant to the grieving adolescent. Additionally, the books selected presume the student has a solid theoretical understanding of grief. Course Code: GC 560. Contact hours of Education = 30.
This course is particularly designed for those who are already or were recently certified by the American Academy of Grief Counseling, and are now seeking Certification as a Certified Grief Counselor in Child/Adolescent Grief.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Describe the practical errors adults make when dealing with adolescent grief.
• Explain the unique nature and characteristics of adolescent grief.
• Identify and describe normal adolescent grief reactions.
• Distinguish normal adolescent grief reactions from abnormal ones.
• Distinguish the difference between grief and trauma.
• Distinguish the difference between sudden and anticipated grief reactions.
• Explore the spiritual aspects of adolescent grief.
• Discuss adolescent reactions to suicidal deaths.
• Relate the most common adolescent concerns regarding their grieving.
• Determine effective strategies for adults when dealing with adolescents in grief.
• Relate how adolescents need to be treated as they progress in grief.
• Identify and describe adolescent problems and care giver strategies revolving around returning to school after the death of a loved one.
• Define the value and role of a support group in healing adolescent grief.
• Describe how death complicates the developmental process in adolescence.
• Relate the aspects of adolescent development.
• Evaluate the issue of “change” in adolescent life.
• Describe the six basic principles of teen grief.
• Identify the most common feelings experienced by adolescents in grief.
• Provide helpful hints for dealing with common adolescent grief feelings.
• Discuss the most common adolescent reactions to loss.
• Identify regressive behaviors common to adolescents in grief.
• Identify suicidal signs in grieving adolescents.
• Describe the basic needs of teens in grief.
• Relate how funerals and memorials help adolescents in grief.
• Determine how the death of difference loved ones in an adolescent’s life differ.
• Describe how murder and violent deaths effect adolescents.
• Evaluate when adolescent grief needs professional help.
• Provide valuable tips for parents when dealing with grieving teens.
• Become aware of the grieving teens “Bill of Rights.”
- Contact Hours : 30
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