In the course of one’s career, it is inevitable that professionals will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and professionally. Professionals often feel ill prepared to provide effective care throughout the grief process.
This course will cover key grief and loss concepts relating to trauma and traumatic death. Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma impacts the grief process and will gain skills for evaluating and supporting persons who have experienced traumatic death and loss. This course is designed for anyone who works with people who experience grief and loss following a traumatic event.
· Characteristics of trauma
· Clinical implications of grief
· Primary needs of victims
· What helps and what hurts
· Types of traumatic events
· Traumatic grief and grief reactions
· Death notification
· Applications of the SAFER model
· Supporting grieving people
· Personal self-care plan
Completion of “Grief Following Trauma” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.