Child Traumatic Grief

In this 6-presentation series, NCTSN experts Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Susana Rivera, Heather Campagna, Robin F. Goodman, Judy Cohen, Mindy Kronenberg and Audra Langley discuss topics related to Child Traumatic Grief.

In this webinar speakers address the importance of understanding child traumatic grief and loss. The presentation focuses on the process of a young woman whose parent was lost in a tragic accident. Presenters provide a knowledge base for individuals in systems that serve children, adolescents, and their families who have experienced traumatic grief, ranging from parents, teachers, child welfare workers, resource parents, caregivers, mental health providers.
In this webinar presenters explain traumatic grief in preschool- and school-aged children, introduce resources for children and caregivers developed by Sesame Workshop and the NCTSN, and review how clinicians and caregivers can use these resources to help children in their process of grieving.
In this webinar presenters describe childhood traumatic grief and introduce their new book, Ready to Remember: Jeremys Journey of Hope and Healing. The presenters are accompanied by two family members who answer questions posed by the presenters regarding their experience with traumatic grief, processing their grief, treatment they received and the coping skills and resilience of their families.
In this webinar presenters discuss how to recognize the uniqueness of the loss and grief American Indian children and communities experience. The presentation is framed within the context of intergenerational trauma, grief, and loss. Demographics of death and loss are reviewed. Participants gain an understanding of the importance of grounding interventions, assessments, and research in culture and community. In addition to the knowledge of two clinicians who are native to Montana tribes, two non-native clinicians describe their experiences and lessons learned from working in an American Indian community. Finally, specific examples will be used to demonstrate the process of adapting interventions to accommodate culture and evaluating instruments for cultural effectiveness.
In this webinar presenters discuss ways holidays and other personally meaningful dates can serve as trauma/grief reminders. One presenter points out how culture can dictate children's reactions to reminders and stresses the importance of therapists understanding their clients' culture. The presentation also addresses the various types of reminders: personal, public, and school related. In closing the presenters offer ways parents, teachers, and other adults can support traumatically bereaved children.
In ths webinar the presenters focus on childhood grief in the school setting. The speakers discuss key points around children's grief response. Topics discussed include physical and behavioral responses, the impact of developmental level on the grief response, impact of culture on grief, and how CTG differs from grief. Strategies for helping children cope with grief in the school setting are provided.
In this webinar Chandra Ghosh Ippen provides an overview of how working with bereaved children affects the therapist. She provides an understanding of loss from the child and caregivers' perspectives, including a discussion on how traumatic grief effects development. During the presentation she also discusses assessment and treatment options.
In this webinar Heather Campagna and Robin Goodman address child traumatic grief within the context of a military family. Topics discussed include why a military death is different, the use of TF-CBT, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
In this webinar Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Susana Rivera discuss culture, context, and perspective as related to the treatment of child traumatic grief. Questions addressed include: does the child need treatment, how is death experience affected by cultural and contextual factors, and how is the experience influenced by family values?