Topic: Understanding Life Losses in relation to Behavior and Life Choices
Exploration of The Stephan Center life loss processing model linking the well accepted theories of stages and styles of grief coupled with social-emotional development in a unique correlation between grief and behavior.
Topic: Coping with Grief during Holidays
Holidays bring additional stress and emotional pain for children, adults and families. Learn how to create positive experiences through understanding and reasonable expectations.
Topic: Raising and Supporting Children with Special Needs
Explore the life loss aspects of raising a child with special needs for the parents, siblings, extended family and for the child. Learn to support the balance between loss , acceptance and joy.
Topic: Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents
An exploration of current theories on parent-child relationships, the pros and cons of prison visitation by children and the social-emotional impact on child and adult behavior.
Topic: Understanding Anger in Relation to Life Losses
Learn how to identify and support the process of grief that is driving unchecked anger and rage so that children and adults can live calmer and peaceful live.
Topic: Life Losses Experienced by Foster Youth (0-12 years)
An exploration of the greater number and intensity of Life losses experienced by young children in the foster system and the impact on their development and ability to function.
Topic: Life Losses Experienced by Foster Youth (13-18)
An exploration of the greater number and intensity of Life losses experienced by older youth in the foster system and the impact on their ability to transition to self-sustaining adulthood.
Learn the methods by which infants and toddler respond to life losses, the manner in which they process and communicate their grief and the long term impact when effective support is lacking.
Creating Healing Environments
An exploration of the key elements needs for successful grief processing and methods of developing â€œhealing environmentsâ€ at home schools, workplaces and in the community.
Learn to recognize, understand and support the grieving process experienced by children and youth in relation to chronic and terminal illness of their parent(s).
Explore the recurring life losses which impact children, adults and family structures in parental job related deployment, especially military.
Childhood Illness (0-5)
Learn effective methods of recognizing and supporting family members grief processes when they experience the chronic or terminal illness of a young child.
Childhood Illness (6-18)
Learn effective methods of recognizing and supporting family members grief processes when they experience the chronic or terminal illness of a child or teen.