~awareness, information and support about any diagnosis, loss and bereavement~
Training - working with bereaved children
Training provisionally booked at Waterlea adventure playground, Furnace Green, Crawley.
To take place on Thursdays 14th October, 21st October, 4th November and 11th November
Anyone can attend including child minders, parents and teachers; we ask for a suggested
minimum donation of £160 for those using the training for continued Professional
Development. The training would be free to those who join our team of volunteers
willing to commit 4-6 days next year delivering family workshops for bereaved families.
The trainer; Mary Dicker, also runs the same course content for Cruse Bereavement
Understanding childrenís needs
Becoming familiar with developmental stages
Understanding childhood based own experiences
Becoming aware of how children may express grief
Looking at myths and assumptions around children and grief
Complications and blocks to grieving
Experiencing therapeutic ways of helping children work through grief
A working knowledge of child protection
Finding ways of working with challenging behaviour
An understanding of trauma
An awareness of diversity and culture
General Help - Refreshment and resource scheme coordinators
We seek two to three volunteers to assist making refreshments and log in and out
any resources borrowed from a drop-in centre.
General help - set up venue
We seek two or three volunteers to assist setting up the venue including pack up
the resources after the session.
5 Reasons why Childminders, Nurseries, Playgroups and Schools should join UD
use our resources with the children in your care,
offer them to the parents who you work with,
use them for your own professional development
feel more confident to directly support families and
if you come to our September meeting you will be offered 3 months free membership
with the resource scheme to try it out without costing a penny!
Most of our resources support the EYFS themes; especially PSE development as children
share books about topics such as being safe, different families, deeper topics such
as an illness or a death or use some different role play equipment such as real stethascopes
to develop sensory learning and scientific concepts. All play can then be extended
to using their creative skills to express themselves about what they may have seen,
learnt or experienced bringing in KUW and CLL.
Similar to the toy library; registering with our resource scheme means that you can
borrow from a diverse inclusive library ... surely thatís worth coming to at least
take a look?! Remember to bring your OFSTED Registration Certificate and you can
borrow resources immediately.