Supporting Children and Adolescents in Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Supporting Children and Adolescents in Death, Dying, and Bereavement 

This course will educate the healthcare professional on supporting children and adolescents as they face the death of a loved one. Developmentally appropriate education, support, and preparation for what to expect before, during, and after death is crucial for the coping of these children. Grieving begins before death, so ways to involve children with their dying loved one as well as supporting anticipatory grief will be discussed. This course also provides strategies for preparing for and supporting a child during the funeral. Developmental grief reactions and ways to support children and adolescents in their grief will be shared. Creative interventions which allow for emotional expression and coping with grief will also be discussed. Case examples throughout this presentation will demonstrate how this information is applicable and pertinent to the support of grieving children.

$17.50

Hours: 1.50 - 1.75
REL-HOS-0-SCADDB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.7 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.70 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.75 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.75 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Association of Social Work Boards

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.


Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.


This module is Reading-Based with audio.


Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.75 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider #
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HOS-0-SCADDB
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define a child and adolescent’s understanding of death based on developmental level.
Identify ways to prepare children for the death of a loved one including explaining death and dying and anticipatory grief.
Describe ways to involve children with their dying loved one including preparing for visits, ideas for memory making, and creating a plan for children at time of death.
Identify grief reactions and ways to support grieving children based on developmental level, including support related to funerals.
Identify 5 creative interventions to support grieving children.

Outline:
Today’s Roadmap

Developmental Understanding of Death - Infant/Toddler (Birth-2 years)

Developmental Understanding of Death - Preschool (2-4 years)

Developmental Understanding of Death - Early Childhood (4-7 years)

Developmental Understanding of Death - School-Age (8-12 years)

Developmental Understanding of Death - Adolescents (13-18 years)

Preparing for the Death of a Loved One - Infant/Toddler

Preparing for the Death of a Loved One - Preschool

Preparing for the Death of a Loved One - Early Childhood

Preparing for the Death of a Loved One - School-Age

Preparing for the Death of a Loved One - Adolescents

Preparing for the Death of a Loved One - Anticipatory Grief

Interventions with the Dying - Preparing the child

Interventions with the Dying - Ways to involve the child

Interventions with the Dying - Memory making

Interventions with the Dying - Plan for child at time of death

Grief Reactions and How to Support - Infant/Toddler

Grief Reactions and How to Support - Preschool

Grief Reactions and How to Support - Early Childhood

Grief Reactions and How to Support - School-age

Grief Reactions and How to Support - Adolescents

Funeral - Preparing for the funeral

Funeral - Explaining burial

Funeral - Explaining cremation

Funeral - Supporting children during the funeral

Interventions for Grieving Children - Memory box

Interventions for Grieving Children - Memory Jar

Interventions for Grieving Children - Expressive art

Interventions for Grieving Children - Play

Interventions for Grieving Children - Journaling

Interventions for Grieving Children - Letter writing/Storytelling

Resources

References

Instructor: Stephanie Mishoe, MEd, CCLS, CPLC
Stephanie Mishoe, MEd, CCLS, CPLC, received her Master's in Counseling with an emphasis in Play Therapy from the University of North Texas.  She was certified as a child life specialist in 1996 and also received her certification in perinatal loss care in 2017.  Stephanie began her career as a child life specialist at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital in Charleston, SC, where she served patients and families in the Pediatric ICU.  Since 2013 Stephanie has been a child life specialist with Hands of Hope, a home based pediatric hospice and palliative care serving children ages birth to 21 throughout the state of South Carolina.  She also serves as co-director for Camp Hands of Hope, a weekend family bereavement camp in South Carolina. Disclosure: Stephanie Mishoe, MEd, CCLS, CPLC 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: Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.