Grief and Loss in Individuals with Dual Diagnosis


Grief is not different because someone has an intellectual or developmental disability. Behaviors may present in a different way, but the meaning behind them is similar. This course discusses the grieving process, for people with and without an intellectual or developmental disability. It also elaborates on the "tasks" of grieving.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-V-AAIDD3-DD-0
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Describe secondary loss
Discuss the tasks of grieving
Employ rituals to assist with grieving

1. Grief and Loss in Individuals with Dual Diagnosis 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Statistic on Staffers and Client Bereavement 1.3. Rando's Six Tasks of Grieving 1.4. Recognition 1.5. Reaction 1.6. Recollecting and Re-experiencing 1.7. Relinquishing 1.8. Reinvestment 1.9. What Needs to Be in Place? 1.10. Complicated Bereavement 1.11. Considerations for Individuals with DD 1.12. Four Basic Issues in Trauma and Grief 1.13. Rituals 1.14. Photos of Death Process Ritual 1.15. Packing up Belongings Ritual 1.16. Use of Heart Pictures Ritual 1.17. Food Ritual 1.18. Conclusion 1.19. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) stands at the forefront of defining what constitutes intellectual disability. AAIDD promotes the vision that with appropriate supports, you can enhance a person with an intellectual disability’s ability to function in society of a person with intellectual disability. Disclosure: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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