Loss, Transition, Bereavement and Change – Training for Foster Carers and Social Workers
Loss, transition and change are integral parts of being a looked after child. This course aims to help foster carers fully understand their impact upon children, young people and families.
We will look at psychological theories and research to inform our understanding of the topic. We will consider the role that foster carers have in supporting children and young people to deal with the loss, transition and change they have experienced so far in life, as well as the changes still to come.
- To improve understanding and develop practical strategies to help support children and young people who experience significant loss or bereavement in their lives
- Understand more about the responses to the loss experienced by children, including bereavement, separation, divorce and illness
- Be able to apply a range of practical support systems to children and families dealing with loss
- Understand how to apply an effective approach to working with children and families where loss has occurred
- Identify the range of support available to bereaved children and families
This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.